Zurich has endorsed and signed the following initiatives.
United Nations Global Compact
Zurich became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in July 2011. By signing, we are committed to aligning our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations with the Global Compact’s in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
The principles of the Global Compact are complementary to Zurich Basics, our code of conduct. All Zurich employees are expected to live up to both.
Find out about how we are living up to our commitment in our communication on progress for 2011-2012.
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
Zurich became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in July 2012. This global investor initiative, in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact, is designed to provide a framework for better integration of environmental, social and governance factors into the investment practice. Managing Zurich Insurance Group's USD 206 billion (as of 31 March 2012) portfolio of Own Assets, Zurich's Investment Management is committed to Responsible Investment. Details about Zurich's Responsible Investment strategy can be found in our Responsible Investment Position Statement.