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A responsibility to think long term
The 2015 Sustainability Report of the Generali Group, that is the 12th edition, was approved by the Board of Directors and spread on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting on 28 April.
The document gives an overview on the sustainability performance of material topics that were identified, on the one hand, through an analysis of the scenario and the companies of the insurance sector or other sectors with relevant experience in the area of corporate responsibility, and, on the other hand, thanks to the dialogue with the Generali top management and, since 2015, with a number of external stakeholders chosen for their authority and knowledge of the insurance sector or for their ability to provide original and innovative perspectives.
Special focus is on innovation, a driver for the long-term value creation and capturing the global sustainability topics, and on the initiatives promoted by the Group companies in support of the 17 specific Sustainable Development Goals launched by the UN. Emphasis is also placed on the commitment of Generali to combating climate change, reiterated on the occasion of the 21st Conference on climate change in Paris - a responsibility that not only regards the direct impact on the climate but also the indirect impact linked to products and investment choices - and to promoting the ten principles of the Global Compact in terms of respect for human and labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
The Sustainability Report can be found online here: www.generali.com/our-responsibilities/how-we-report