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Topic   Metric   2021   2020   2019   Reference
Sustainability organisation
NUMBER of FTE IN SUSTAINABILITY ORGANISATION
    Total FTE   52   31   n/a  
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Environment 1
GHG Emissions
    Total emissions (in kg CO2-e/FTE)   1 476   1 411   2 437  
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    Scope 1 emissions (in kg CO2-e/FTE)   840   948   1 055  
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    Scope 2 emissions (in kg CO2-e/FTE)   51   80   374  
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    Scope 3 emissions (in kg CO2-e/FTE)   585   384   1 008  
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    Targets to reduce GHG emissions   yes   yes   yes  
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Energy
    Total building energy (in KWh/FTE)   3 535   3 567   5 020  
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    Proportion of renewable electricity in %   100   89   71  
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    Proportion of renewable fuels in %   6   6   2  
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    Targets to reduce energy consumption   yes   yes   yes  
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Business travel
    Total business travel (in km/FTE)   3 473   3 096   5 898  
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    Proportion of rail transport in %   19   14   28  
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    Proportion of car trips in %   73   76   52  
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    Proportion of air traffic in %   8   10   20  
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Paper consumption
    Total paper consumption (in kg/FTE)   65   63   114  
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    Proportion of recycled paper (in %)   19   10   11  
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Water
    Total water consumption (in m3/FTE)   6   6   11  
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Waste
    Total waste (in kg/FTE)   57   57   106  
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Corporate environmental protection guidelines and initiatives
    Energy efficiency policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Emissions reduction initiatives   yes   yes   yes  
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    Waste reduction policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Environmental information verified   yes   no   no  
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    Participation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)   yes   yes   yes  
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Social
Health & Safety
    Health and safety policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Health and safety policy is group-wide   yes   yes   yes  
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    Workforce absences employees, total   3.0%   3.3%   3.7%  
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    Workforce absences per segment   yes   yes   yes  
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Employment and employee retention
    Total number of employees   10 890   10 524   10 219  
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    Total number of part-time employees   1 951   1 901   1 953  
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    Employee turnover   11.2%   7.4%   8.4%  
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    Fluctuation target   no   no   no    
    Company monitors employee satisfaction on a regular basis   yes   yes   yes  
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    Major layoffs in the last three years (affecting 10% of staff or over 1000 employees)   no   no   no    
    Major merger or acquisition in the last three years (affecting large proportion of staff)   no   no   no    
1 All values in the "Environment" category for 2020 and 2019 have been recalculated to enable comparison with 2021.
AR = Annual report
Topic   Metric   2021   2020   2019   Reference
Training & Human Capital Development
    Formal talent pipeline development strategy (forecasts hiring needs, actively develops new pools of talent)   yes   yes   yes  
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    Graduate/trainee apprenticeship program   yes   yes   yes  
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    Job-specific development training programs   yes   yes   yes  
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    Leadership training and skills development   yes   yes   yes  
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    Partnerships with educational institutions   yes   yes   yes  
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    Share of employees with professional development interviews/annual performance reviews   100%   100%   100%  
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Labour & Human Rights
    UN Global Compact Signatory   yes   yes   yes  
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    Human rights policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Collective employment contracts   yes   yes   yes  
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Supply Chain
    Guidelines for social assessment of suppliers   yes   yes   yes  
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    Guidelines for environmental assessment of suppliers   yes   yes   yes  
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    Inclusion of ESG criteria in supplier contracts   yes   yes   yes  
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Philanthropy
    Company has foundations   yes   yes   yes  
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    Total Group-wide foundation expenditures (in CHF million)   3.3   3.2   3.0  
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Ethics and Compliance
    Business ethics guidelines incl. conflicts of interest   yes   yes   yes  
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    Anti-bribery guidelines   yes   yes   yes  
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    Guidelines on the prevention of money-laundering and on sanctions and embargoes   yes   yes   yes  
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    Employee protection/Whistle blowing policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Employee training on ethics and compliance   yes   yes   yes  
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    Monitoring by the Board of Directors   yes   yes   yes  
Diversity & Inclusion
    Women in workforce   47%   47%   47%  
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    Proportion of women with management functions 1   34%   33%   32%  
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    Proportion of women at senior and executive management levels 1,2   14%   9%   n/a  
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    Proportion of women at middle and lower management levels 1,3   35%   34%   n/a  
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    Gender equality policy and diversity activities   yes   yes   yes  
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    Equal pay guidelines   yes   yes   yes  
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1 Positions with leadership responsibility
2 Members of the Group, division and business area management
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AR = Annual report
Topic   Metric   2021   2020   2019   Reference
Responsible investing
    Exclusion criteria exist   yes   yes   yes  
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    Responsible Investment Policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    ESG integration in asset management   yes   yes   yes  
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    Scope of ESG integration strategy (% of assets under management)   89%   90%   90%  
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    Active ownership guidelines   yes   yes   under development  
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    Total number of Annual General Meetings at which Swiss Life Asset Managers voted   283   310   361  
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    Total number of agenda items where Swiss Life Asset Managers voted   5 372   5 750   4749  
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    Proportion of votes against the management recommendation at the Annual General Meetings   8%   9%   9%  
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    ESG products   yes   yes   under development  
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    Participation in impact investments (in CHF million)   145   25   7  
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    Participation in green bonds (in CHF million)   1 216   541   150  
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    Sustainable real estate strategy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Member of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)   yes   yes   yes  
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    Number of ESG specialists (in FTE)   25   13   5  
Underwriting Risk Management
    Obesity and emerging health issues listed as a business risk factor   yes   yes   yes  
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    Aging population and demographic change listed as a business risk factor   yes   yes   yes  
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    Principles for Sustainable Insurance   yes   yes   no  
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Data Protection & Security
    Data privacy policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Guidelines on the protection of customer data and other personal data   yes   yes   yes  
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    Granting of data subjects' rights (right to information, correction, blocking, forwarding of personal data)   yes   yes   yes   Applicable law and internal guidelines
    Prohibition of access to personal data by unauthorised persons   yes   yes   yes  
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    Regular internal audits of the IT systems   yes   yes   yes  
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Customer retention and protection
    Guidelines on due diligence in advisory services and how to deal with complaints   yes   yes   yes  
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    Auditable product development process   yes   yes   yes  
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AR = Annual report
Topic   Metric   2021   2020   2019   Reference
Governance                    
Board of Directors                    
    Total directors   11   12   12  
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    Independence   91%   92%   92%  
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    Average term of office (years)   9   9   8  
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    CEO duality   no   no   no  
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    Independent chairperson   yes   yes   yes  
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    Former CEO or equivalent on Board   yes   yes   yes  
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    Voting rights of largest shareholder   >5%   >5%   >5%  
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Board Diversity
    Number of women on the Board   2   2   2  
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    Proportion of women on the Board   18%   17%   17%  
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    Average age of Board member   60   60   59  
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    Commitment to Board diversity   yes   yes   yes  
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CSR-Governance
    CSR/sustainability committee at Corporate Executive Board level   yes   yes   yes  
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    Sustainability strategy   yes   yes   under development  
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Compensation
    CEO total summary compensation (in CHF million)   4.3   3.9   4.3  
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    Clawback policy   yes   yes   yes  
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    Equal remuneration policy   yes   yes   yes  
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Ownership & Control
    Controlling shareholder   no   no   no  
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    Deviation from one share one vote   yes   yes   yes  
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Risk Management
    Company has a risk management framework   yes   yes   yes  
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    Climate change listed as a business risk factor   yes   yes   yes  
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    Climate reporting according to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures   yes   yes   under development  
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    Risk management system covers reputational risks   yes   yes   yes  
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    Risk management system covers market conduct risks   yes   yes   yes  
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    Risk management covers systemic risks   yes   yes   yes  
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    Risk management covers human rights risks   yes   under development   n/a  
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    Risk management covers climate risks   yes   yes   yes  
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    Board oversight of risk management   yes   yes   yes  
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AR = Annual report