Swiss Life respects the environment and aims to continuously reduce its CO2 footprint. That is why Swiss Life has defined Group-wide goals for operational ecology and makes an active contribution to climate protection.
Operational ecology goals of the Swiss Life Group
- Swiss Life wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 10% compared to its 2016 level by 2021.
- Swiss Life wants to increase the share of electricity it uses in its buildings from renewable energy sources with an eye to reaching 100% by 2021.
- Swiss Life wants to continuously reduce its use of fossil fuels in its business premises within its investment cycles.
Measures at Swiss Life Switzerland
- In Switzerland, Swiss Life is a member of the Zurich Energy Model and has been drawing all its electricity from renewable energy sources for over ten years. Founded in 1987, the Energy Model Zurich is an association of companies that set themselves voluntary targets for energy efficiency. In setting its new targets for 2020, Swiss Life renewed its pledge to increase energy efficiency at its Zurich location by 1.5% annually until 2030.
- Swiss Life's head office in Zurich is virtually CO2 neutral. Since the early 1990s, the building has been cooled and heated with water from Lake Zurich. Rainwater is used for sanitary installations at the Zurich business premises. 30% of the energy used for heating Swiss Life's Binz Center property is biogas sourced from Switzerland.
- Swiss Life is one of the founders of the Swiss Climate Foundation, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises in increasing their energy efficiency, developing climate-friendly products and reducing their CO2 emissions.