Standards and principles

Zurich is committed to effective governance for the benefit of its shareholders, customers, employees and other stakeholders based on the principles of fairness, transparency and accountability. Structures, rules and processes are designed to provide for proper organization and conduct of business within the Group and to define the powers and responsibilities of its corporate bodies and employees.

Zurich complies with the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance, issued in 2002, as amended in 2007.

Information relating to our corporate governance, as required by the Directive on Information Relating to Corporate Governance by the SIX Swiss Exchange, effective 2007, as amended 2009, may be found in the Corporate Governance Report and the Remuneration Report.