Sustainability at Zurich Switzerland

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Sustainability at
Zurich Switzerland

Zurich wants to be one of the most responsible and effective companies in the world. After all, we have the knowledge and capabilities to make things happen – as an insurer, investor and employer, as well as in society and for the environment.

We are working to ensure a better future

We have a clear goal:
We want to be one of the most responsible and effective companies in the world.

Juan Beer, CEO Zurich Switzerland
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Help for people with a brain injury

A brain injury always comes unexpectedly and changes the lives of both those affected and their relatives. The patient organization FRAGILE Suisse is committed to helping such people. And Zurich supports them. The commitment goes goes well beyond conventional measures.

Our sustainability goals

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We are CO₂-neutral

Zurich has been CO₂-neutral since 2014.

Reached 100%
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Car fleet = 100% e-cars

Zurich Switzerland converts its car fleet to e-cars by 2027.

On track 30%
The achievement of the target depends on factors that Zurich Switzerland cannot influence (e.g. availability of e-vehicles).
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Operations: Net-Zero by 2030

Zurich to reduce its CO2 emissions in Operations worldwide to zero by the end of 2030.

On track 15%
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Electricity from 100% renewable energy

Zurich Switzerland will only purchase electricity from 100% renewable energy sources as of 2021.

Reached 100%

Our success stories

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Protection for SMEs against cyberattacks

Large companies generally have sufficient resources to deal with cyber risks. Small to medium-sized enterprises, on the other hand, may find the task overwhelming, so they just sit tight and simply hope for the best.
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Protection against climate change

Zurich Resilience Solutions support companies in the challenges and risks of climate change
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Zurich supports change on Lake Lugano

The Lake Lugano Navigation Company aims to make its entire fleet on the lakes of Ticino 100 percent sustainable by 2035. Zurich is supporting them.
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Social volunteering

Each year, Zurich employees have the opportunity to engage in charitable work on a day of their choice. The Z Zurich Foundation supports this with a donation.
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Well covered when using renewable energy

Solar systems and heat pumps contribute to a more sustainable energy supply. However, when the equipment is defective, it becomes expensive. With Zurich, you can protect yourself from this scenario.
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Great things with the Z Zurich Foundation

Zurich recognizes the growing number of social challenges and makes a contribution worldwide, with its employees and the Z Zurich Foundation, to sustainable and inclusive societies and the prosperity of future generations.
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Investment with CO₂ compensation

Zurich is the first insurance company to offer private customers an investment strategy that focuses on low-carbon companies and businesses in the field of clean technologies, and it also offsets any CO₂ emissions that nevertheless remain.
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Get a ESG report faster thanks to Zurich.

When it comes to sustainability, there's a vast proliferation of confusing labels. The esg2go tool, which is supported by Zurich, is not only intended to set uniform standards, but also to reduce the effort for SMEs.
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E-mobility: switching is worth it

Eco-bonus and flat rate charging app for electric cars: Zurich Switzerland is promoting sustainable mobility with various offers. Even infrequent drivers are rewarded for behaving sustainably.
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Corporate and Private Cyber Protection

Zurich strengthens society's trust in digitalization and offers companies and private individuals protection against damage related to IT and the Internet. Zurich enables effective prevention and support through expertise and payments in the event of a loss.
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Suppressed risk: Earthquakes

Earthquakes are the natural hazard with the greatest destructive potential in Switzerland. However, there is no mandatory insurance. With Zurich, homeowners can find the right protection.
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Almost 87 percent less paper used

On the way to a paperless office: Zurich Switzerland is becoming increasingly sustainable. Compared with 2015, the insurance company has reduced its internal paper consumption by almost 87 percent. And since spring 2020, Zurich Switzerland has only used recycled paper internally.
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Sustainably Mobile

Zurich promotes sustainable commuting among employees to reduce CO₂ emissions.
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Sustainable and healthy eating

With sustainable menus, recyclable packaging and the reduction of food waste, Zurich is striving to make its food operations sustainable on a permanent basis.
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Zurich supports associations and NGOs

With benevol, Zurich Switzerland supports associations and non-profit organisations with expertise, discounts and information on insurance and legal issues in general.
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Climate-neutral investments by 2050

Zurich is one of the world's largest investors. The aim is not only to generate the highest possible returns. Environmental and social criteria play a key role too.

Fresh momentum for the mobility of tomorrow

Zurich is supporting the switch to electric vehicles. However, Zurich is also convinced that we should not just focus on one drive technology. That is why Zurich is supporting the project by H2 Energy to promote hydrogen propulsion.
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Sustainable and built for the future

The head office of Zurich Insurance is at Mythenquai. The Quai Zurich Campus is a place that brings people together. It also stands for our values of modernity and sustainability.
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Zurich provides children with a voice

In Switzerland, the Federal Council has been charged by parliament with setting up an independent ombudsman for children's rights. Zurich's commitment is helping to ensure that there is a temporary solution for those seeking help.
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Fair retirement provision for all generations

Assets in the second pillar make up the greatest wealth component for most people in Switzerland. That is why Zurich is developing offers that ensure that the greatest possible proportion of the returns from these assets is passed on to the insured.