Promoting an inclusive culture

“If we are to make the world more resilient, we need everybody to be able to bring their true selves to work and to be fully engaged. I am an ally to our LGBTI+ community and am committed to ensuring that they do not feel marginalised or underrepresented alongside all other communities at Swiss Re.”

Christian Mumenthaler,
Group CEO

We know that our employees’ lives and experiences are unique and we believe in championing that uniqueness. Uniqueness in leadership, in thought, in fact in every way we work together and live our values. A key aspect of our People Strategy is to prevent stereotyping of individuals based on any dimension of diversity. We are committed to helping our employees recognise and understand “unconscious biases” that every one of us has, and which can unintentionally influence our decision-making and our behaviour towards others.

Launched in 2016, our “Together with Pride” network promotes equal treatment for LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender fluid) employees and supports their integration at Swiss Re. 2017 showed a strengthening of our Together with Pride network, as new local chapters were started in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Latin America. Swiss Re is committed to raising awareness and ensuring equal treatment for all LGBTI+ employees across the globe, and to ensure that all our employees experience a safe, open and inclusive work environment regardless of their office location.