The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,900 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
The SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index (SSUSTX) measures the performance of Swiss companies that are considered particularly sustainable, as measured by the criteria used in Inrate’s ESG impact rating. The 25 companies with the highest score are selected from the SMI Expanded index. The index’s components are updated annually in September. “We are delighted to join the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index as it demonstrates that we are on the right track with our holistic approach to sustainability,” says Kim Berrendorf, Sustainability Manager at Baloise.
Sustainability enshrined in the corporate strategy
Sustainability is firmly embedded in our Simply Safe corporate strategy. Since 2022, we have been applying environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in our underwriting guidelines. We also pursue a sustainable approach as regards purchasing goods and using resources. Our procurement policies therefore require the services provided by third parties to be based on principles of sustainability. Moreover, we also invest our insurance assets and client assets responsibly. We are confident that this aspect of our investment process has a positive impact on the risk/return profile. It also enables us to reduce ESG risks that have an adverse financial impact.