Social matters

In this section, we will look at how societal and social issues affect our business activities and relationships, and vice versa. In particular, we will explain our approaches to social activities and sponsorships, customer focus and innovative services and products as well as data protection.

Negative macroeconomic trends pose a risk to UNIQA’s business model. We are committed to pursuing the UNIQA 3.0 corporate strategy to improve and develop our business so that we can mitigate these risks and contribute to achieving social prosperity.

Social activities and sponsorships

We believe that every successful company has an obligation to give back to society.

As Austria’s largest health insurance company, we focus on health and education, supporting physical activity, healthy nutrition and mental resilience for young and disadvantaged people. We also promote non-profit initiatives, especially in art and sport, through targeted sponsorships. UNIQA also places all kinds of emphasis on supporting general interest initiatives. Promoting the arts and sports are important focal points here in all of our markets. In the case of social activities and sponsorship, initiatives must be aligned with corporate values and ethical or sustainability-related standards in order to avoid reputational damage for UNIQA and negative impacts on society. Under the Code for Transparent Cooperation between NGOs and companies, we have been publishing our collaborative partnerships with NGOs and the associated sponsorships and donations on our website since 2020.

UNIQA Austria’s sponsorship projects in 2023

KURIER Aid Austria educational facilities: supporting deprived children and young people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in order to help them enjoy independent learning under their own initiative.

Mobile Caritas hospice: the Day Hospice and Mobile Caritas Hospice offer companionship, care and welfare in familiar surroundings for people in the final days of their lives.

Mountain Rescue Service (Österr. Bergrettungsdienst): supporting the 13,000 volunteer rescuers who look after and assist people when they encounter difficulties in the mountains.

One particular highlight last year was supporting the collaboration between UNIQA Stiftung and the Special Olympics Austria (SOÖ) to organise the Inclusion Days. UNIQA Austria is represented at the Special Olympics National Winter Games 2024 in Austria from 14 to 19 March 2024, this time with more than 100 employees from all over Austria. They use their volunteer days for this event to actively contribute and experience inclusion first hand.


Target achievement in 2023

2024 targets

Corporate volunteering activities

During the 2023 financial year, the UNIQA Group continued to support social causes through donations, corporate volunteering (UNIQA Sozialtag (volunteer day), and collaboration and initiatives with UNIQA Privatstiftung.

In keeping with our strategy and implementing guidelines, we will continue to put in place suitable measures and initiatives and play our part in general social matters in 2024.