How we report
We started our reporting journey in 2004 with the publication of our first Sustainability Report. Since then, we have been publishing our performance on an annual basis and our reports have been approved by the Group’s Board of Directors.
As of 2017, the Group has presented its long-term value creation process through the Annual Integrated Report and Consolidated Financial Statements, in an organic way, connecting financial and non-financial information. This approach is in line with our Charter of Sustainability Commitments and with the goal of integrating sustainability into our business.
The Integrated Report contains a Consolidated Non-Financial Statement in compliance with Legislative Decree no. 254 of 31 December 2016 implementing Directive 95/2014/EU on the “disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups”. The Statement includes certain non-financial information identified through a specific materiality process. Additional non-financial information previously contained in the Sustainability Report is made available on the Group website, informing our stakeholders of our commitments, actions and performances in the social and environmental spheres, which also underline our support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We report in line with the core principles of balance, comparability, accuracy, clarity, timeliness and reliability, and identify our stakeholders according to the AA1000 standard.
In our Annual Integrated Report we reference selected GRI Standards from GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, issued in 2016 by GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), as well as indicators from GRI G4 Financial Services Sector Disclosures.
Overall we report on sustainability both in the Annual Integrated Report and on our website: to give an overview of our sustainability reporting, we also publish a GRI Content Index. This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
Keeping abreast on the sustainability reporting landscape is very important for the Group. In doing so, we can ensure that we are meeting the needs of our various stakeholders and communicating effectively to all of these groups. In our most recent effort, Generali has chosen to map its existing disclosures to that of SASB’s Insurance Sector Standards (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board). You can find our preliminary assessment of this mapping in our SASB Index.
DATA AND INFORMATION
The information and data mainly refer to the fiscal year that ended on 31 December 2020. To guarantee the comparability of the most significant indicators over time and to enable readers to compare our results, the current values are compared against those of the previous period using graphics and tables.
The information refers to the Group’s consolidation scope unless otherwise specified in the notes.