About the Sustainability Report

The Group Sustainability Report, drafted annually and approved by the Board of Directors, informs our stakeholders of our commitments, actions and performances in the social and environmental spheres, which also underline our support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable Development Goals


The document is in line with the core principles of balance, comparability, accuracy, clarity, timeliness and reliability, and identifies our stakeholders according to the AA1000 standard. It also complies with the G4 reporting guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), applying the in accordance – core option, and the relative Sector Disclosures for Financial Services.

We aim to provide an objective account of our actions, giving due consideration and emphasis to all relevant issues, whether positive or negative.

The information and data mainly refer to the year that ended on 31 December 2016.

To guarantee the comparability of the most significant indicators over time and to enable readers to compare our results, the current values are compared against those of the previous period using graphics and tables. Sometimes data are rounded to one decimal place or to the nearest whole number, meaning that their sum may not be exactly the same as the total.

The information refers to the Group’s consolidation scope.

Annual Integrated Report and Consolidated Financial Statements 2016, p. 274

Where this is unavailable, it refers to the insurance companies - with the exception of those of the Europ Assistance group - that operate in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain and Switzerland.

The Sustainability Report has not undergone external assurance, the Group preferring to concentrate its available resources on improving its social and environmental performance and the efficiency of the reporting process, in terms of both quality and quantity, and in accordance with the interests of our stakeholders. However, since 2011 we have requested and obtained ISO 14064-1 certification from certification body RINA Services S.p.A. for direct emissions deriving from the direct burning of fossil fuels for heating, for the production of electricity and thermal energy, and for running the corporate fleet (Scope1), and for indirect emissions from energy consumption (Scope2). The data regarding the 2016 emissions are currently being certified.

rendicontazione del Gruppo GeneraliThe Generali Group’s reporting aims to best satisfy stakeholder information requirements. Comments, opinions, questions and requests for hard copies of the Report may be sent to csr@generali.com

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