Strategy

For the Unipol Group, having a strategy oriented towards sustainability means focusing its efforts on innovation and making its development choices in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the governments belonging to the United nations in September 2015.

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

The commitments entered into in the Code of Ethics were further developed in the Sustainability Policy approved by the Board of Directors at the beginning of 2018, which formalised principles, behavioural conducts, and objectives of the Group’s corporate culture.

The Sustainability Policy, which is inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals and principles of the Global Compact, commits the Company to the respect of:

• Human and labour rights;
• Environmental protection;
• Fairness and transparency towards consumers;
• Correct business practices with particular attention to lobbying and tax strategy practices;
• Equal opportunities;
• Integration of sustainability into business.

2016-2018 Plan Actions

  • Promoting financial/insurance awareness and culture
  • Becoming a development partner for small and medium enterprises
  • Meeting the insurance needs of new vulnerable individuals
  • Strengthening the corporate culture and increasing the sense of belonging of agents and customers
  • Developing public/private partnerships to deal with new risks
  • Improving the sustainability management and control system
  • Unipol for climate
  • Unipol for the social realm
  • Financial inclusion
  • The values of Life products
  • Corporate well-being
  • Control of environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of suppliers
  • For the Game. Not the Gamble
  • Eos - Understanding insurance
  • Local Welfare
  • Managerial training on Ethics & Sustainability
  • Integrated Report
  • SRI Finance

2016-2018 Sustainability Plan


Reputation index

Percentage of 'ambassadors' among employees

Agent business climate index

Customers satisfaction index

Welfare coverage penetration

Overall incidence of environmental and social product premiums

COemissions/employee

Presence on major SRI indexes

Institutional memberships and commitments

Paris Pledge for Action

The process for the definition of a Group environmental strategy continued by joining the Paris Pledge for Action, a multi-stakeholder commitment to actively support the undertaking by national governments to contain the rise in temperature to less than 2°C above the pre-industrial period, making every possible effort to limit this increase to 1.5°C.

With this process, the Group intends to generate a real benefit for society and take on the real challenge: finding a way to innovate by creating inclusive and forward-looking sustainable wellbeing.  

Visit the website “Paris Pledge for Action”.

Charter of Equal Opportunities

Each day we are dedicated to the creation of a working environment that ensures equal opportunities for all and the recognition of individual potential and skills. In order to build on this commitment, Unipol adopted the “Charter of Equal Opportunities and Workplace Equality”, which outlines the basic principles underlying the initiatives for workplace inclusiveness organised by Unipol with the involvement of the Corporate Equal Opportunity Commission, focusing particularly on gender equality.  In addition to actively preventing discrimination, the promotion of diversity at Unipol also contributes to the competitiveness and success of the Company.

UNPRI

The Unipol Group signed the Principles for Responsible Investment, thus agreeing to include the social, environmental and governance criteria in its evaluation of investments. This is a United Nations initiative, which, through a combination of commitments, the sharing of best practices and learning, helps the Group understand the implications of responsible investment within the scope of its asset management activities.