Zurich is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Zurich's mission is to help customers understand and protect themselves from risk. It has over 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Natural disaster management is one area where we employ our expertise to make a significant difference by helping our customers and communities to understand and protect themselves from risk. Through our flood resilience program we are partnering with leading humanitarian and academic organizations to enhance community flood resilience in thought and practice.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
- Making a tangible difference on the ground by scaling up efforts in reducing flood risks among vulnerable communities and enhancing effectiveness of disaster risk reduction solutions.
- Investigating and determining the causes of significant floods and the extent of related losses; and assessing the effectiveness of mitigation solutions and the gaps in flood risk management. Today's academic partners inlcude the Wharton School & IIASA.
- Working with selected humanitarian partner to deliver community level improvement programs in Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal and Peru. Today’s partners include the IFRC & Practical Action.
- Committing sizeable annual budgets through the Z Zurich Foundation to fund effective, high impact community flood resilience projects
Disaster Reduction Focal Point(s)