05Jun08

Press release

Group

SCOR donates USD 200,000 to help in earthquake-battered Sichuan province and cyclone-ravaged Myanmar

The SCOR group has donated USD 200,000 to the United Nations relief effort following the devastating and tragic natural disasters in China and Myanmar. The UN, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is very active in coordinating and providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters.

The SCOR group has donated USD 200,000 to the United Nations relief effort following the devastating and tragic natural disasters in China and Myanmar. The UN, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is very active in coordinating and providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters. 
 
As a member of the UN Global Compact and a leading reinsurer, SCOR is very sensitive to the potential role of the international business community in terms of disaster relief and re-building. SCOR and its employees are particularly aware of the risks posed by natural catastrophes. The Group is committed to limiting the human loss and destruction caused by such catastrophes through the promotion of insurance penetration in high risk areas, particularly in third world and developing countries. 
 
SCOR is the fifth largest reinsurer in the world. SCOR’s franchise comprises 3,500 clients served by six newly-established Hubs: Paris, Zurich, Cologne and London for Europe, Singapore for Asia and New York for the Americas. SCOR counts 49 offices and 1,581 specialists across five continents. Across Asia, SCOR has seven offices, including presences in Beijing and Bangkok.

Contact

Marie-Laurence Bouchon

Group Head of Communications

+33 (0)1 58 44 75 43

mbouchon@scor.com

 

Ian Kelly

Head of Investor Relations

+44 203 207 8561

ikelly@scor.com