A common identity, based on the values of the Social Economy
The Euresa member companies all belong to the Social Economy. They are characterised by a « participative » form of governance that involves the policyholders in the management of the company in an active way, focused on sustainable and « societally » responsible development based on common principles:
- Priority of the individual
- Voluntary individual and group membership
- Policyholder and stakeholder participation in the operations of the company
- Solidarity between policyholders
- Fair distribution of surplus
- Satisfying real policyholder needs
The respect of these principles is an essential component of the Euresa identity, shared by all its member companies. By belonging to the Social Economy, they work in the service of policyholders and, more generally, for an economy that takes societal concerns into account (solidarity, commitment to the policyholders, etc.).
This loyalty to their origins has not weakened over time. On the contrary, ahead of the European Commission’s initiative of a « Green paper » on corporate social responsibility, the member companies of Euresa published in 2002 a document that showed their commitment to applying, both individually and collectively, the principles that guide them as insurers.
This joint charter, entitled « We are committed by our values », demonstrates the desire of each member company to provide services that meet the real needs of policyholders and to combine economic strength with ethical behaviour in a competitive market economy.