When a business puts its people first they feel happier, more fulfilled, and more empowered. That’s not just good for them – it’s good for our clients, too.
That’s why for us, People First is not a set of policies or guidelines: it is at the heart of everything we do.
As a Group, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us. We do this through fundraising and volunteering, our commitment to protect the environment, and giving back through our charitable Foundation.
As a group we are keen to invest in the future – in young talent, new entrepreneurs, and the communities in which we live and work. That is why the three core pillars of our global CSR policy are Education, Entrepreneurship and the Environment.
All of our CSR work supports these three areas, and we encourage our employees to get involved in a way that suits them. Whatever they choose to do, the important thing is that they give back in some way and make a positive impact.
Howden Group is on a journey to become a truly sustainable business. To this end, we became a Signatory to the UN Global Compact – the largest network of sustainability-minded organisations worldwide. Along with more than 10,000 other businesses globally, we are promising to take responsibility for our impact and to work in a way that supports and benefits society. This includes measuring our business against the UN’s Ten Guiding Principles and reporting annually on our progress. View our first Communication on Progress as part of our commitment to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.
We are also members of ClimateWise – a network of insurance organisations using industry expertise to respond to the climate crisis. The network is facilitated by the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) , which develops leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. As part of our membership, we’ve agreed to annually report the ways we’re responding to and tackling climate change within our day-to-day business.