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Respect for Human Rights

Swiss Life has committed itself to social and environmental standards in all its areas of influence. In the year under review, the human rights approach was refined in all relevant business areas and integrated more strongly in the directives. It is now set out in a Group-wide declaration on respect for human rights.

Swiss Life Life respects the internationally recognised rights set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). In this respect Swiss Life adheres to:

  • the International Bill of Human Rights
  • the core standards and principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the Convention on Discrimination (No. 111) and the Convention on the Minimum Age for the Effective Abolition of Child Labour (No. 138) and the Convention on Prohibition and Immediate Action to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 182).

As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, Swiss Life makes an annual public commitment to respect and support human rights and comply with the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Additionally, Swiss Life adheres to international general and sector-specific standards, such as the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI).