Corporate Social Responsibility
Since the beginning, our founders wanted Howden to be the kind of business we all feel proud of. So at every level of our business – from individual volunteering to product innovation – we are working to make a positive impact.
Setting the standard
This where we make sure our own operations are the very best they can be. This covers everything from creating an inclusive working environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences can thrive, through to our environmental footprint, our policies and procedures, and everything else that comes with being a responsible business.
In the UK, we have a two-year relationship with the Alzheimer’s Society – a relationship that was nominated and chosen by our employees. So far we have raised over £114k.
We also have a number of long-term Strategic Partnerships through our Howden Group Foundation, including the Prince’s Trust and Seven Clean Seas. Our Foundation is a shareholder in our Group, therefore the amount we give back is directly linked to the success of our business; and as we grow, so too does our impact. To date, 641 charities have been supported, £3.04 million donated, 320 fundraising events have taken place and £157,000 has been match funded globally.
Changing the insurance narrative
Insurance can and should help to solve the major challenges we face. This is a pivotal moment for our society, and as a business we’re using insurance to help curb climate change and mitigate its human impacts.
The experts in our Climate Risk and Resilience Division work with brokers right across Howden, developing ground-breaking new pro-social products across different specialisms. Insurance has always been used as a fall-back to help businesses grow, or a safety net to access much-needed funds quickly when things go wrong. We are maximising its potential, using it to help de-risk new climate-friendly technologies and close the disaster relief funding gap for those most in need.
Our goal is to use our insurance know-how to create products that support vulnerable communities, speed the transition to a low carbon economy, and facilitate economic growth and resilience.