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Sustainable Business Conduct

As an insurance company, we are highly dependent on the trust of our customers. That is why we have high standards for the conduct of our employees and sales partners, and protect business and client data with a modern IT infrastructure.

Business Ethics and Compliance

Helvetia's Code of Compliance defines Helvetia's business ethics and compliance management. Among other things, it describes minimum standards for the responsible conduct of employees, for dealing with stakeholders and how we correctly take ESG factors into account in our everyday business conduct from an ethical and legal perspective. The code is binding for all areas of activity and business units of Helvetia Group in Switzerland and abroad.

Vendor Code of Conduct

Helvetia has drawn up a "Vendor Code of Conduct" to make it clear and transparent to Helvetia's suppliers what is expected of them when working with us. It covers all behaviour-relevant procurement topics and is based on our Group-wide purchasing policy, in which sustainability is defined as a key criterion. The Vendor Code of Conduct is also based on the principles of the UN Global Compact, which Helvetia has committed to implementing. It sets out standards for the protection of the environment and human rights, compliance with decent working conditions and the fight against corruption. The prevention of discrimination, compliance with antitrust law and respect for sanctions are also part of our Group-wide rules of conduct in purchasing.

«Responsible behaviour is therefore essential if Helvetia's good reputation is to be repeatedly confirmed.»
Dr. Thomas Schmuckli – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Our approach

Two important focal points for the realisation of a Sustainable Business Conduct are ensuring Corporate Security and Data Protection. We describe the approach to both focal points in the flyer "Sustainable Security & Data Protection Approach".

Corporate Security

With our concept of integral security, we adopt a proactive, holistic approach to protecting our assets, including customer relationships, against cyber threats, maintain compliance with laws and regulations and ensure the continuity of business.

The flyer "Building trust with corporate security" describes in detail Helvetia Group's corporate security framework consisting of Three Line of Defence.

The Three Lines of Defense model

The Three Lines of Defense model is a risk management framework that is commonly used in the finance and insurance industry. It is considered a cornerstone of good corporate governance and is endorsed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). It consists of three lines or groups of people that work together to manage risks in the organization.
Data protection

In the digital age, the handling of data is very important. The aspect of digital security and thus also data protection is of enormous importance for our customers, business partners and employees. Failure to take this into account can lead to major negative consequences. We minimise the risk of data breaches by providing all employees with regular, targeted training on compliance and data protection topics and by protecting our clients' data with a modern IT infrastructure.

Helvetia data protection