Responsible business

Our charitable ownership and commitment to our customers and communities means we have an opportunity to create a positive social and environmental impact in the world.

Through our business model we give to charities and communities everywhere. We reach out to help our customers tackle their climate challenges and aim to be a beacon of best practice for responsible business.

Find out more in our 2021 Responsible Business report

Socially-positive

We give millions of pounds to hundreds of charities every year. We’re a top company donor and have given over £100m in over 10,000 donations since 2016. We believe in doing business better because we can create a real impact in the world and the more successful we are, the more we can give to good causes.

Giving across our Group

Whether it’s in the UK, Canada, Australia or Ireland our giving programmes are making a real difference. Our Movement for Good programme awards £1million in small donations and large grants to a huge diversity of causes including charities close to our customers and communities.

We put giving in the hands of our people and partners. MyGiving enables every employee to give small grants to causes they care about and we support with volunteering and doubling fundraising and payroll giving. We look for opportunities to involve our partners and supporters in our giving initiatives – whether it’s nominating charities for Movement for Good or giving to good causes our brokers care about, through the many giving schemes run by every business in our group.

Doing good by being a better business

Our social impact as an organisation reaches even wider than our giving. Our people are at the heart of our business. The Best Companies assessment tells us we are a company demonstrating outstanding levels of employee engagement. We achieve this by supporting wellbeing, development, growth and flexibility. We also demand high standards of our partners and suppliers and achieve this by setting standards of conduct, fair payment terms and respecting human rights.

A Group where we all belong

We’re a diverse family of businesses so an inclusive culture is core to who we are. The Group continues to be a founding and supportive signatory to the Women in Finance Charter and publishes gender pay reporting. We’re committed to being a business where everyone can belong.

Recognition of our impact

We’re proud of doing the right thing, but it’s great when it’s affirmed with standards and awards. We’re a Living Wage Employer and a supporter of the ABI’s Making Flexible Work Charter. We’re proud to have been recognised as a top employer for young people, a leading specialist in investment and insurance, a growing business and best for trust and transparency.

Environmentally-positive

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our colleagues, customers, partners and communities. As a responsible business, the Benefact Group is committed to making a positive environmental impact in the world and supporting customers and communities to tackle their climate challenges too. That’s why we continue to be a voluntary member of ClimateWise, a group of organisations ambitious about climate action.

Learn more about our climate commitments