The Zurich Group
The Zurich Group provides the overarching strategy for Zurich in the UK’s approach to corporate responsibility.
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Zurich Basics, our Group’s code of conduct, is fundamental to our success. It ensures that all we do – as a business and as individuals – meets the highest ethical, legal and professional standards. Each employee is required to do an annual refresher course on Zurich Basics. You can view it in full here.
Zurich has a clear policy regarding political donations and publishes its guidelines for employees on our intranet site. This policy states that ‘a political contribution is defined as a donation or payment of any kind by or on behalf of the company that is not part of a normal, commercial transaction. This could be financial, or it could be a service or resource made to a political party, movement or candidate. In terms of political donations, our policy is not to get improperly involved in political activities at any level. As a result no political contribution of any kind should ever be given'.
The United Nations Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment
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 ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Zurich became a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in July 2012. This global investor initiative, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (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 more than USD 200 billion portfolio of Group investments, Zurich’s investment management is fully committed to responsible investment.