Denis Kessler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the SCOR SE group, announces that his Group has signed the Kyoto Statement on climate change, launched by the Geneva Association. Through this statement, the SCOR group commits itself, along with the principle insurers and reinsurers throughout the world, to the continued reduction of its carbon footprint and to playing a leading role in the fight against the risks linked to climate change. The Group will achieve this more especially by developing research into climate risk, by putting its expertise in the field to work for its clients, by securing investments made in low CO2 technology and by working alongside the public authorities.
Denis Kessler, who is member of the Geneva Association Board, said: “…by signing the Geneva Association’s Kyoto Statement, SCOR reaffirms its commitment to corporate citizenship, first made in 2003 as part of the United Nations Global Compact. The insurance industry has a pivotal role to play in the current struggle to control the risks linked to climate change. It has the expertise and the know-how needed to identify and manage risks induced by climate evolutions. SCOR intends to put such expertise and know-how to work for its clients by developing value added services and products. SCOR also intends to reduce its carbon footprint through the many initiatives launched by its subsidiaries throughout the world.”
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