As one of the world leaders in the insurance sector, Generali is the focal point for the interests and expectations of a broad range of stakeholders (employees, shareholders and investors, clients, suppliers, issuing companies, institutions and local communities), with whom the Group maintains a constant dialogue. This is why Generali manages its business so as to create value for the Company and also for its stakeholders.
Generali wants to play an active role in creating a sustainable future by pursuing the goal of economic development that leads to a continuous improvement in our business results and in the economic, social and environmental conditions of the communities in which the Group operates.
Generali wants to improve people's lives, above all through high quality products and services that meet clients' protection needs. Through The Human Safety Net, the new global initiative in the community, the Company is extending this mission beyond day-to-day business to the most vulnerable in society. As a Group, we are taking a new approach to some of the world’s socio-demographic challenges, mobilising our people, our capabilities and our resources to achieve real impact.
We believe our success is primarily based on the quality of our people, selected based on thei talent. We believe diversity is a competitive advantage and we promote it within an open and inclusive working environment, where employees feel their rights are protected, where they are valued, and where they have the chance to grow professionally.
Both inside and outside the Company, we promote respect for fundamental human and labour rights and protection of the environment. Furthermore, we combat corruption in all its forms.
As part of the commitment to manage insurance business in an increasingly sustainable way, in 2014, Generali joined the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), an initiative promoted by the Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNIFI) of the United Nations. The principles provide a framework for addressing risks and opportunities related to environmental, social and corporate governance aspects in the global insurance industry. In particular, they require these aspects to be incorporated into decision-making, in addition to working together with governments, regulators and other concerned institutions, as well as clients and business partners, to promote widespread action within society in relation to sustainability
The Charter of Sustainability Commitments
In 2017 the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. approved the Charter of Sustainability Commitments, renewing the Group’s commitment to all of its stakeholders.
As a Group, our sustainability vision is that of:
contributing towards the creation a healthy, resilient and sustainable society where people can develop and flourish. This is how we live our role as a corporate citizen, creating long-term value for our stakeholders. This vision is based on two pillars: run a sustainable business, pursuing excellence in our internal processes, and live the community, playing an active role where we operate, beyond our day-to-day business.