Vienna (A) Zürich Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft (Zurich Austria) bundles all Viennese offices at a new location in Vienna. In doing so, Zurich is creating a state-of-the-art working environment and at the same time setting a visible sign of sustainability. The move to the new building, which has been awarded the “ÖGNI Platinum Certificate for Sustainability”, is planned for autumn 2021.
“Our working world is in a state of great change.
The increasing digitization and the desire of our employees to be able to do their work from home also require new and flexible workplace concepts. As a multiple award-winning employer, we want to create an accurate offer for our employees. That is why we are moving our Vienna locations together to one that meets these needs and was built in accordance with the latest sustainability criteria, ”explains Andrea Stürmer, MSc MPA, Chair of the Board of Management of Zurich Austria.
The design and equipment follows the workplace concept of Activity Based Working. Different environments are offered that optimally support communication and collaboration. Modern desk workstations alternate with well-equipped meeting rooms and lounge areas for informal exchange.
The new location is in a building called Square One in Vienna’s 19th district. With the best connection to public transport, Square One is the first building in Austria to be awarded the ÖGNI platinum certificate for sustainability. “At Zurich, sustainability is very important to us. We also selected our new location based on whether it is sustainable and thus in line with our goals, ”adds Mag. Andreas Heidl, who, as a member of the Zurich Executive Board, is responsible for the project.
Attractive additional offers for employees
In the immediate vicinity of the future Zurich headquarters there are supermarkets, pharmacies and other local suppliers. In the building itself, Zurich employees have access to additional services such as a cafeteria with an indoor terrace, healthy menus in the company restaurant and the company’s own fitness center.