Zurich sponsors DB Ladies’ Swiss Open in Losone
Zurich - Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is pleased to be supporting the Deutsche Bank Ladies’ Swiss Open (DBLSO) for the third time as one of the co-sponsors. Again this year’s tournament is being held under the motto “Go for the Green” and is the sole carbon-neutral* event of the Ladies European Tour. The tournament, which brings together the world’s elite professional women golfers, is to take place at the Gerre Golf Club in Losone, Switzerland, from June 14 to 20, 2010.
Supporting golf sport is an integral part of Zurich’s sponsorship strategy and provides Zurich with a welcome opportunity to reach customers and thus to communicate Zurich’s brand values in a symbolic and emotional way.
As an organization, Zurich is deeply involved in golf around the world: in the United States as title sponsor of two PGA Tour events, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the Farmers’ Insurance Open. In Asia, Zurich supports the newly created Asian Amateur Championship, an event jointly organized by the R&A, the National Augusta and the Asian Pacific Golf Confederation. In Europe, Zurich is a sponsor of the OMEGA European Masters in Crans-Montana and the Celtic Manor Wales Open, the PGA European Seniors Open in Bad Ragaz and the ZURICHOPEN in Schönenberg. The Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open in Losone nicely completes Zurich’s golf sponsorship program.
Zurich is pleased to be supporting this tournament in the region Ascona-Locarno, one that is in line with Zurich’s global climate initiative. The aim of this initiative is to support Zurich’s customers in dealing with climate-related risks and offering products and services accordingly. Zurich has established a Group-wide emissions reduction target of 10% through the year 2013 compared with 2007 levels.
Further information regarding Zurich’s global climate initiative can be found at http://www.zurich.com/climate.
Further information about the Deutsche Bank Ladies’ Swiss Open 2010 can be found at http://www.dblso.ch/.
*Note to editors:
Information about the carbon-neutral DBLSO
For Deutsche Bank (DB) carbon-neutral DBLSO mean commitment in four fields of action:
1. Sustainable paper management, the use of renewable energy sources, environment-friendly transport and shuttle-services, cooperations with local suppliers (Catering and other), e-ticketing or responsible waste management provide for highest possible emissions reduction.
2. DB’s cooperation with an offset supplier and investment in a certified environmental protection project lead to compensation of unavoidable emissions.
3. Together with diverse exhibitors DB support public information on climate protection.
4. Through intense networking DB foster the dedication of their partners and sponsors to sustainability issues.
A certificate issued by First Climate AG guarantees that DBLSO compensates all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated in the course of the event (through travelling, catering, organization and energy consumption at the venue and in hotels) in total 1.837 tons GHG are offset by investment in a high quality CDM emission reduction project namely Bagasse Cogeneration for Electricity Production in Brazil.
Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries.
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