Kessler sets out action plan for sustainability


Zurich – Zurich-based insurance broker Kessler has gone through the Swiss Triple Impact program, defining three sustainability goals and committing to concrete measures to achieve them. For example, Kessler wants to disclose the ESG rating of its main suppliers to its customers.

Kessler, a Zurich-based risk management, insurance and pension specialist with over 330 employees, has identified its key Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) with the help of the Swiss Triple Impact program. In two further steps, this program helps Swiss companies to set up a concrete action plan to implement these goals. The Swiss Triple Impact program was initiated by B Lab Switzerland.

According to a press release, based on SDG 8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth” and SDG 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production,” Kessler has set itself the goal of disclosing the ESG (environmental, social, governance) rating of its main suppliers to its customers. This is not an easy task, as many of them do not yet have such an ESG rating.

In line with SDG 13 “Action on Climate Change,” the family-owned company, founded in 1915, aims to halve its CO2 emissions and achieve the net zero target in accordance with the Science Based Targets Initiative. In addition, the headquarters is to be refurbished for energy efficiency.

“Our formulated goals should not remain just goals,” Chairman of the Board Robert Kessler is quoted as saying. “Together with B Lab Switzerland, we have developed measures to ensure that we will also implement our plan with determination and that words are followed by deeds.” mm