• Munich Re Group launches new sustainability portal on the internet 

  • Extensive, up-to-date information for the public, media, analysts and investors
     

Munich Re today launched a new internet portal to provide detailed and transparent information on its strategies and projects in the area of sustainability. The new sustainability portal can be accessed at http://www.munichre.com/sustainability. It covers the whole Munich Re Group, i.e. reinsurance, primary insurance and asset management.

"The new portal will be the central information medium for the public, media, rating agencies and investors who wish to evaluate Munich Re shares from the sustainability point of view. The advantage of a dedicated internet portal is that the contents can be updated on an ongoing basis", said Jürgen Fischer, Head of Sustainability Management at Munich Re. "Sustainability is a core part of the Munich Re Group's long-term corporate strategy. We have been reporting on our activities in this area for a long time and are now considerably extending the information on all topics related to our sustainability approach, which combines the three areas of economy, ecology and social responsibility."

The new internet portal features numerous Munich Re Group projects and performance indicators related to sustainability. These include corporate governance, innovative insurance solutions, climate neutrality, environmental management, employee benefits and social commitment.

The market for socially responsible investment (SRI) has experienced a remarkable upswing in recent years, with enormous growth rates. Market estimates indicate that in Europe around one trillion euros is invested on the basis of SRI criteria. The Munich Re Group has been represented in the most important sustainability indices like the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4Good for many years. Its presence in these indices, which include only the best in each sector, was recently confirmed.

The principle of sustainability is one of the central features of insurance, which essentially constitutes a commitment for the future. For the Munich Re Group, a prospective, prudent und responsible approach is therefore self-evident. This is reflected in the handling of risks, but also in the consideration of sustainability aspects in investments.

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The Munich Re Group operates worldwide, turning risk into value. In the financial year 2006, it achieved a profit of €3,519m, the highest in its corporate history. Its premium income amounted to approximately €37bn and its investments to around €177bn. The Group operates in all lines of business, with around 37,000 employees at over 50 locations throughout the world and is characterised by particularly pronounced diversification, client focus and earnings stability. With premium income of around €22bn from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world's leading reinsurers. Its primary insurance operations are mainly concentrated in the ERGO Insurance Group. With premium income of almost €17bn, ERGO is one of the largest insurance groups in Europe and Germany. ERGO is Europe’s market leader in health and legal protection insurance, and 33 million clients in 25 countries place their trust in the services, competence and security it provides.
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