For Zurich, addressing current and future risks is of central importance. This also includes climate change. As a global leader in risk management, we are doing everything to recognize the impact and risks relating to climate change and to develop products and services that protect our customers from these risks. On a number of levels, Zurich addresses how exactly climate change impacts our lives, and what each individual can do to counteract climate change. Zurich is reinvesting refunded CO2 steering tax contributions in the Zurich Climate Dialogue.
The Zurich natural hazard radar is an online tool that was developed in cooperation with the engineers and geologists from GEOTEST AG. It is based on the cantonal hazard maps and hazard index maps and on the maps of the Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU).
With just a few clicks of a mouse, visitors can find out whether and from which natural hazard their home or company location is at risk. All they need to do is enter the address of the property. They will receive an analysis with the specific risk posed to their property, as well as numerous expert tips so that they can protect their property efficiently and cost-effectively.
How can our needs in terms of housing, mobility and energy also be made sustainable? In an interactive exhibition, Zurich is demonstrating the consequences of global warming and promotes awareness for the protection against natural hazards and for sustainability.
Zurich supports the “Wetterfroscher” school program developed by Meteotest and has been involved in the development of the new chapters “Weather and Climate” and “Natural Hazards”. The program is aimed at classes and teachers in primary school and fosters an understanding of the environment at an early age. In a fun course, the kids learn how weatherrelated dangers put people at risk and how they can protect themselves.