We want to use our expertise, influence and passion as a force for good in our local communities and the wider world.
From designing products that do good for society to volunteering in our local communities - we are passionate about being a responsible business.
Every September is our global community volunteering month Make a Difference. Colleagues from all over the world support their local communities through activities such as spending time with the elderly, cooking food for those in need to educating local young people about careers in the workplace. In 2017, over 500 employees took part in Make a Difference and volunteered over 2000 hours.
Beazley is also committed to supporting local young people and children in need through their education and strengthening their skills to enter employment. We do this by:
- Helping young children to read
- Mentoring students
- Running career skills workshops
- Offering summer internships
“Thank you for the amazing presentation about insurance and women in the workplace. It really got me interested in the concept of insurance and I am now considering going into the insurance industry.”
We believe that the insurance we offer is a source of value, not just to our clients but to our global communities. Insurance helps individuals, businesses and communities pick themselves up after potentially catastrophic events and rebuild.
At Beazley we look for ways to develop products and practices that make profit and do good for society. For example, our healthcare underwriters work closely with hospitals to incentivise them to invest in measures that will improve patient safety.
To ensure we support and protect the environment as effectively as possible, we will focus on:
- Our offices: ensuring the environmental impact from our offices is minimal and finding ways to enhance them so they have a more positive impact;
- Our procurement: leveraging our buying power and working with suppliers to make a positive environmental impact;
- Our people & communications: engaging our people to help achieve our goals, consider their environmental approach outside of work and keep them informed of what we are doing
Beazley has been a signatory to the Insurance Sector’s ClimateWise initiative since 2007.
Beazley has signed up to the Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT UK) Women in Finance Charter to help build a more balanced and fair financial services industry, by working together with other signatories to see gender balance at all levels across the sector. Find out more about our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter.
We believe that it is important to set goals to achieve gender diversity at board level, while ensuring that boards having the required skills and balance and that the most appropriate candidates are appointed irrespective of gender. The plc board intends to increase the gender diversity of the board so that it consists of 33% of female directors by the 2021 AGM. The board is committed to continually review these goals in order to reflect the group's overall diversity vision at board level. The board is also seeking to enhance diversity across its major subsidiary boards including Beazley Furlonge Ltd although specific goals have not been set for each of the subsidiary boards