|Date joined:||4 September, 2020|
|Initiatives:||Principles for Sustainable Insurance|
Gjensidige is a leading Nordic insurance group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and have about 3700 employees and offer insurance products in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Baltic states. In Norway, we also offer pension and savings.
The Group’ s operating income was NOK 26 billion in 2019, while total assets were NOK 112 billion. The Group’s operations are divided into six business areas. Gjensidige’s core activity is to offer general insurance and risk-based accident and health insurance. We also offer pension services that naturally support our core activity in Norway. We will also to an increasing extent, alone or together with others, develop and offer value-adding additional services aimed at making life easier for and increasing our customers’ sense of security and well-being. Gjensidige’s head office is in Oslo, Norway.
For more than 200 years, Gjensidige has sought to create a sense of security for our customers by safeguarding life, health and assets. That’s our mission. We have continuously implemented damage prevention measures and provided help when the damage was done. Our experience and expertise shall benefit society at large. Gjensidige shall maintain a stronger focus on sustainability and thereby help to implement the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate and environmental challenges give rise to new risks and opportunities for the insurance industry. Integrating sustainable solutions into our core activities and strategy is vital to value creation in the long term.
Gjensidige defines sustainability in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This means that Gjensidige’s activities shall help to strike a balance between climate and environmental considerations, social conditions, good corporate governance and finances, to ensure that future generations have the same ability to meet their needs as we do today.
Our social mission and responsibility have been key factors in the emergence of the modern welfare society. It is only natural that we continue and further develop our role now that society is facing new, far-reaching challenges. A consequence of this is that helping our customers and society to prevent losses and make sustainable choices will be a key part of our customer orientation.