Sector leader in prestigious sustainability rating with 85 out of 100 points, second time in a row
Best in sector in climate strategy, human capital development, information security, tax strategy and financial inclusion
Integration of the two-degree climate target in proprietary investments and business operations starting
The Allianz Group has taken the leading position among all rated insurance companies in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This is the second consecutive time the Group has achieved this feat. In the results of the world’s most relevant sustainability index, published recently, Allianz was ranked with 85 points – well above the average sector scoring of 47 points. Since 2000, the company has been part of the DJSI which assesses environ-mental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Only the most sustainable of the 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index (DJGTSM) are listed.
Commenting on the prestigious achievement, Surekha Alles, Managing Director – Allianz Insurance Lanka, said, “As a responsible insurer, investor and employer it is gratifying to have our focus on ecological, social and governance criteria acknowledged by external sustainability experts. It further validates our commitment to sustainability as we continue to set ambitious goals for ourselves and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals both here in Sri Lanka and across the globe.”
Allianz creates measurable ecological and social added value through, among other things, sustainable products, climate-friendly business operations and social engagement.
The most notable results of the past year include:
165 insurance and financial products with ecological or social benefits 5.6 billion euros invested in renewable energies (as of 31.12.2017) reduction of the carbon footprint per employee by 17 percent (compared with 2010) social engagement with around 80,000 hours of voluntary work by employees and 20 million euros in donations for a good