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UN Global Compact Progress Report

As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, Swiss Life supports its ten principles of sustainability and contributes to making globalisation socially and ecologically compatible.

Declaration of support

In 2018 Swiss Life signed the principles of the UN Global Compact. We acknowledge the ten principles, because we want to accept our responsibility as a company in the key areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption and publicly affirm these global values. The focal areas of the UN Global Compact are reflected in both our Code of Conduct and our materiality matrix. The way in which we contribute to meeting these principles within our area of responsibility is shown in our annual progress report.

Signature 1

Patrick Frost


Human rights

Principles 1 and 2:

  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and
  • make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.



“Sustainability as an Asset Owner and Manager”

“Respect for Human Rights”


Principles 3, 4, 5 and 6:

  • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


“Sustainability as an Employer”


Principles 7, 8 and 9:

  • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


“Sustainability as an Asset Owner and Manager”

“Real Estate Management”

“Contribution to the Environment”


Principle 10:

  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.