SOURCE: Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)

Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)

May 20, 2016 02:59 ET

Zurich Insurance Makes Diversity & Inclusion Commitments in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2016) -

  • Zurich is the first global insurance company to receive the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification
  • Zurich offers medical coverage for the unmarried partners of their employees in Hong Kong, regardless of their gender
  • Zurich launches global flexible working initiative -- FlexWork@Zurich

Zurich Insurance has used its first Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) conference in Hong Kong as a platform to raise the awareness of and promote D&I in the workplace.

Zurich has put a number of initiatives into place as part of our commitment to encouraging D&I. These include launching a global initiative to improve the ability for our employees to access more flexible working options -- FlexWork@Zurich. Zurich also recently launched a new Group Medical Insurance Program in Hong Kong which covers the unmarried partners of its employees, regardless of their gender.

Mr. Eric Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Zurich's General Insurance business in Hong Kong, commented, "At Zurich we see Diversity & Inclusion as a business imperative. A diverse and inclusive environment encourages people to respect and embrace different individuals, which can boost morale and enable employees to reach their full potential."

D&I at Zurich

For Zurich, diversity is about having the right mix of people regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation; while inclusion means creating an environment where everyone is valued and heard. Recognizing D&I enables Zurich to leverage the diverse skills and experience of its employees, which ultimately leads to more innovations and solutions.

Zurich is the first global insurance company to receive an EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification, reflecting its commitment to improving workplace gender equality, particularly in areas of pay equality, flexible working arrangements and fair hiring and succession processes.

Guest speakers at Zurich's first D&I Conference in Hong Kong on 13-15 April, 2016 included Professor Boris Groysberg from Harvard Business School; Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women's Foundation; Amy Lo, Head of Wealth Management Greater China & Country Head of Hong Kong, UBS; and Anne O'Riordan, Senior Managing Director, Global Life Sciences, Accenture.

Ms Paula Choi, Chief Executive Officer Hong Kong and Chief Market Management Officer Asia-Pacific of Zurich's Global Life business said, "Through this conference, we shared leadership and management practices that enhance individual career success as well as organizational effectiveness. Participants told us it had been an excellent use of their time and were impressed with how Zurich is leading the way in D&I!"

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About Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich's customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

Zurich's presence in Hong Kong dates back to 1961. In Hong Kong, Zurich offers a full range of flexible general insurance and life insurance products and solutions for individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized companies, as well as large corporate customers, catering to their insurance, protection and investment needs. Zurich was also awarded the 10 Year Plus Caring Company Logo for 2015/2016 by the Hong Kong Council of Social to acknowledge its commitment in "Caring for our Community," "Caring for our Employees" and "Caring for our Environment" over the past years.

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