2019 Sustainability Report

Executive statement

« The year of 2019 was an important one for sustainability. The momentum around the topic has increased noticeably, especially with regard to climate change. While this has raised expectations on businesses, it is also creating new opportunities for positive action. »


Our approach to sustainability

Through our Group Sustainability Strategy, we aim to reinforce our efforts to make the world more resilient and sustainable, thus helping to maintain our competitiveness today and in future.


Creating solutions for sustainability

Our re/insurance solutions help address key environmental and social challenges. We focus on mitigating climate risk and advancing the energy transition, building societal resilience, and driving affordable insurance with digital solutions to advance access to insurance.


Extending our risk intelligence

We address sustainability, cyber, political and emerging risks in our core business transactions. For this, we have developed specific tools and know-how.


Being a responsible investor

We are convinced that integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our investment portfolio makes economic sense. Our Responsible Investing strategy is based on the three strategic cornerstones Enhancement, Inclusion and Exclusion.


Engaging in dialogue with our stakeholders

We engage in regular dialogue with our stakeholders. By co-creating knowledge and sharing expertise, we help society advance effective responses to key risks.


Reducing our footprint

We want to lead by example and work to minimise the environmental impact of our operations. Bringing our CO2 emissions to net-zero and reducing energy consumption are key targets across the Group.


Engaging our people

We are an organisation where diverse talents come together globally to apply fresh perspectives and knowledge to make the world more resilient.


Ensuring good corporate governance and compliance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have grown in importance and become the key focus areas in Europe, the US and other jurisdictions.


Our Sustainability Report

In this report we introduce our enhanced Group Sustainability Strategy and describe the actions we have taken to accelerate sustainable progress.

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“Mitigating climate risk and advancing the energy transition” is a key ambition of our Group Sustainability Strategy. In this report you can find out more about the strategy and the risk transfer solutions we developed in 2019.