For eleven years we have been illustrating our Group’s commitment to contributing to the society that surrounds us, a contribution whose foundations lie within our profession as insurers but which goes beyond the limits of our industrial mission.
The Sustainability Report is aimed at a broad public: anyone that has chosen us to fulfil their need for protection, anyone that works with us, trusts us with their capital or decides to invest it in our Group, anyone that forms part of the communities in which we operate may be interested to know where our journey is taking us.
It is an account that supplements the information issued to the financial community through annual reports and company disclosures. More specifically, it is an independent compendium compared with the Annual Integrated Report that presents the economic and financial results generated by a strategy, a business model and a series of actions designed to create value for Generali and its stakeholders, against the backdrop of the economic, social and environmental context in which the Group operates.
As such, this document closely examines some issues and introduces others of specific interest to some groups of stakeholders. The Report paints a picture of a Group that has changed significantly, and not just from an industrial perspective: Generali’s new values are embodied in our people, in our relations with our partners, in the actions that seek to implement our new Mission and Vision.
Wherever possible, the information disclosed in the document refers to the entire Group (consolidated companies) or, where relevant, to specific areas connected with certain projects or activities. In the cases where the Group figure was unavailable, we published the figures pertaining to the 7 main countries in terms of the Group’s premiums (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain and Switzerland). In this case, the figures refer only to the insurance companies (excluding those of the Europ Assistance group) and those that carry out connected services, in line with the focus on the Group’s core business, which underlies the strategy.
To prevent the Report from becoming too dense, the printed version does not include the country-level figures, which are however outlined in the version published on the website. Instead, we have used plenty of infographics to illustrate certain content in a creative and immediate manner. Finally, we have described many initiatives, projects and activities in a detailed way in order to highlight our way of approaching and tangibly managing corporate sustainability issues, and to transform this Report into an opportunity for reflection and engagement on the part of our readers.
Some data at individual Country level are available in the on-line version of the 2014 Sustainability Report and in the GRI Content Index in the Appendix of the document.