As a responsible company, we are committed to public welfare and cohesion within our society. And our corporate responsibility strategy forms the basis of our societal commitment. Our chosen fields of action involve issues for which we can provide expertise and risk competencies, allowing us to have the biggest societal impact possible. Specifically, we focus on three significant global challenges: combating climate change and its consequences, improving access to healthcare, and increasing risk awareness.
Furthermore, we promote social and cultural projects at our sites and provide support for emergency measures following natural disasters. Our employees also make a significant contribution through corporate volunteering projects – something that we actively promote.
Our goals and measures for 2019
Commitment to people and the environment
Our activities focus on three action areas: climate change, health, and risk awareness. The projects presented below are examples of our Group-wide commitment to tackling these three action areas.
Responding to climate change
Increasing risk awareness among the population and promoting risk prevention
Protecting against weather-related landslides
A high level of risk awareness can prevent damage and minimise danger for the population. For this reason, Munich Re supports the non-profit organisation GeoHazards International (GHI) in drawing up geological safety recommendations.
Better access to healthcare
The Global Fund is supporting the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Since 2016, Munich Re has funded a four-year project that works to fight tuberculosis in Indonesia. The objective is to reduce the mortality rate and break the chain of infection. Quick tests that can detect bacterial resistance play a key role here, as does strengthening healthcare systems.
DKV Seguros demonstrates its commitment to corporate responsibility as a founding member of the Cuidam programme, which provides healthcare for needy children worldwide. Children from Africa, South America, Asia and Eastern Europe who previously had no access to medical care can receive treatment there.