Generali Vietnam honoured for outstanding CSR practices and community contributions

08:15 | 23/11/2020
Generali Group and its member Generali Vietnam have recently received recognition for sustainability efforts.
generali vietnam honoured for outstanding csr practices and community contributions
Generali’s sustainability approach goes beyond daily business to include the actions of The Human Safety Net implemented in Vietnam via the parenting education programme “Sinh Con, Sinh Cha"

Generali has been confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe), a recognition of excellence for the approach taken by the group to integrate sustainability within its core business.

Engagement with stakeholders, solid governance, and integrated reporting have, over time, contributed to sustainable innovation. Generali is the first insurer in Europe to have issued a green bond and among the firsts to define a climate strategy supporting a "fair" transition – combining climate change actions and protection for workers in the sectors most impacted by decarbonisation.

Generali’s approach goes beyond daily business to include the actions of The Human Safety Net, which focuses on unlocking the potential of people living in vulnerable conditions.

The group has long adopted responsible investment criteria, selecting investments in companies also based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, while the group’s social and environmental products encourage customer choice towards sustainable behaviour and business models.

These achievements are the result of the group’s culture that places stakeholder needs at the centre – starting with customers – while rewarding excellence and promoting the inclusion of diversity as an enabler of innovation.

Generali’s approach goes beyond daily business to include the actions of The Human Safety Net, which focuses on unlocking the potential of people living in vulnerable conditions.

In Vietnam, The Human Safety Net is implemented via the community education programme "Sinh Con, Sinh Cha" offering practical and useful content via creative and interesting formats. 

In 2020, at least 2,000 parents and children from newborns to six years, and about 400 kindergarten teachers and officers from cities and provinces across Vietnam are expected to benefit from the programme.

generali vietnam honoured for outstanding csr practices and community contributions
Generali Vietnam was awarded “Saigon Times CSR 2020” certification, in recognition of its outstanding community initiatives, an important part of the company’s sustainability efforts

The programme’s sitcom series has been successfully published on Generali Vietnam’s official Youtube channel garnering millions of views, interactions, and positive comments. In recognition of the programme’s positive impacts, Generali Vietnam was awarded the Saigon Times CSR 2020 certification, celebrating companies with outstanding community initiatives.

“Sustainability is a fundamental element of the Generali 2021 plan to promote long-term value creation and innovation,” said Generali Group CEO Philippe Donnet. “The Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognition is another confirmation of our commitment towards our stakeholders and the communities we operate in, as a Lifetime Partner. This achievement is an additional incentive to develop a healthy, resilient and sustainable company.”

Launched in 1999 as a global benchmark dedicated to sustainability, the DJSI ranks leading companies based on SAM’s analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria and S&P Dow Jones Indices' methodology.

Generali is one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Established in 1831, it is present in 50 countries in the world, with a total premium income of more than €69.7 billion ($82.6 billion) in 2019.

With nearly 72,000 employees serving 61 million customers, the group has a leading position in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and Latin America.

By Anh Duc

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