We are a member of numerous regional, national and global associations, advocacy groups and organisations. Our employees participate in working groups on various topics and contribute their specialist expertise to relevant discussions on a range of subjects, including sustainability issues.
On the international level our Chief Executive Officer added his signature to the Geneva Association's "Climate Risk Statement" in 2009. Together with the Chief Executives of a further 65 of the world's leading insurance undertakings, our CEO reaffirmed his support for this declaration – originally dating from 2009 – in May 2014. The guiding principles set out therein describe how the insurance industry intends to play its part in global efforts to tackle climate-related risks. These include activities in the areas of product innovation, climate research and investment. We are also represented on the "Extreme Events and Climate Risk Working Group" of the Geneva Association.
In addition, we are a member of the Reinsurance Advisory Board (RAB), which has been included in the EU Transparency Register since July 2015. Our Chief Executive Officer led the RAB for a two-year term before relinquishing the chair to another member company in April 2019 as part of the regular rotation.
The following list shows a selection of the most significant bodies to which our company belongs: