Report profile and reporting frameworks

Our Sustainability Report is an essential part of Swiss Re’s commitment to sustainability and is our primary means of reporting progress on the implementation of our Group Sustainability Strategy. To get the full view of how we provide accountability to all our stakeholders, the Sustainability Report should be read in conjunction with the Annual Report, the report published by the Swiss Re Foundation and additional information available on our website.

The Sustainability Report 2020 covers the whole Swiss Re Group as it was organised on 31 December 2020, ie the publicly listed holding company Swiss Re Ltd, its three Business Units Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital, and all directly or indirectly held subsidiaries. The report covers the calendar year of 2020 and follows the 2019 edition. We plan to maintain our yearly disclosure rhythm and will next report on our sustainability performance in the first quarter of 2022.

The Sustainability Report as well as the chapter on climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD) in the Financial Report have received independent assurance from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Their assurance report is included in Independent Assurance Report on the Swiss Re Sustainability Report 2020.

Our Sustainability Report incorporates our 2020 Communication on Progress (CoP) for the UN Global Compact. You can view the full list of references to the Compact’s ten principles in the online version of the report.

Furthermore, we continue to report against the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). Our Public Disclosure of Progress is also available in the online version of the report.

In the online version of our Sustainability Report, you can also find two reference tables showing where content relevant to the Sustainability Reporting Standards as defined by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), as well as the Sustainability Accounting Standard for the insurance industry as defined by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), can be found.

In our Financial Report 2020 we provide detailed climate-related disclosures as recommended by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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