Gen Re takes social responsibility very seriously as respects our associates, our clients, our community and our environment.
Gen Re has a Code of Business Conduct in place, which guides our employees to fair and ethical business conduct and explains our shared responsibilities to the public, our business partners and amongst ourselves. This code is an essential means for achieving our corporate goals. Every employee is expected to be familiar with it and every manager is expected to ensure the observance of these rules.
Gen Re makes annual donations that focus on social services and culture. We also have a "100% matching" program for the private donations of our North American and German staff members and we award an annual scholarship to young classical musicians in Cologne.
Gen Re has implemented a number of energy saving and recycling initiatives and we continue to expand the number and scope of our "green" initiatives. Overall, Gen Re recognizes the need to address the potential impacts of climate change. With our risk management expertise, as a leading global reinsurer and financial services company, we believe that we may be able to make an impact on some of the considerable challenges and opportunities posed by rapid environmental, economic and societal changes and the risks that emerge from those changes.
We will continue to build on our activities in this field, and will consider undertaking specific and appropriate CSR initiatives as they arise.