Taking part in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2000, Allianz Group achieved the top position as sector leader among all rated insurance companies in the 2018 index. This is the second time in a row since 2017. Aiming to contribute to positive social and economic development in all markets in which they are present, Allianz Group reports its sustainability performance which focuses on climate protection and social engagement since 2004. According to the 17th sustainability report which includes environmental, social and governance performance results for 2017, Allianz Group continues to be one of the largest investors in renewable energy with over 5.6 million EUR of investments in this field.
Allianz Group is also listed as the market leader in “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” by Brand Rankings, which praises companies that can balance their environmental and social responsibility steps with their economic performance. The Group conducts its sustainability activities in Turkey under the motto of “Allianz is with You, on the side of Goodness".
Allianz Turkey publishes its second ‘Sustainability Report’
Bringing the ‘vision of sustainability’ into Turkish insurance market, Allianz Turkey published its second sustainability report which was prepared in accordance with the reporting standards of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Allianz Turkey has established a sustainability strategy and model for the first time in Turkish insurance market. The company transforms the business itself for a better environment, for the goodness and welfare of individuals, corporations and society in compliance with the sustainability principles; while supporting entrepreneurship and innovation and offering preventive solutions.
Burçin İmir, Director of Corporate Communications and Sustainability Office at Allianz Turkey, states that they do not regard the concept of ‘sustainability’ as a corporate social responsibility project; and adds: “The fact that Allianz Group does not leave the top ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index to any other company is a big encouragement for us. We are ensuring economic continuity of individuals, corporations and societies against potential risks, while contributing to the economy and social development through our products and services at the same time.” According to İmir, Allianz Turkey continues to increase the living standards of individuals with their products and services, by basing their management approach on environmental, social and governance factors. “With the aim of becoming a part of the bigger picture, our sustainability strategy focuses on 5 of the 17 sustainable development goals. We are happy and proud to be a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and Women’s Empowerment Principles,” she says.