At Zurich, corporate responsibility is an integral part of how we do business. Being a responsible company is fundamental to our long-term sustainability. We are committed to creating sustainable value for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and the communities in which we live and work. In the UK, we demonstrate our commitment to corporate responsibility with numerous Zurich initiatives and the dedication of both time and money.
One of the initiatives we’re particularly proud of is our Zurich Youth Skills Programme. Zurich is currently partnering with five schools in London, Birmingham and Farnborough helping students aged 11-17 yrs old to gain a better understanding of risk and financial literacy as well as opening their eyes to the opportunities available in the insurance industry and lifting career aspirations for those who may have had little experience of the world of work.
We have also partnered with ‘Young Careers’ - a government-backed scheme designed to shape the future of careers advice in England. The initiative aims to strengthen links between business and education to improve careers guidance given in schools, leaving young people inspired and informed around their career opportunities.
Feedback from schools has been fantastic. We’ve now rolled out our financial literacy and insurance module to over 1100 students since 2016. We’re delighted with the success of the programme and continue to explore more ways to work with schools across the UK to help inspire more young people to become passionate about numbers.
We’re proud supporters of the first ever National Numeracy Day, celebrating numeracy and how it can help in everyday life, especially improving financial literacy. We urge other organisations across the UK to get involved, helping more people feel confident with numbers and improving numeracy levels across the UK.
More about Zurich
Zurich in the UK provides a suite of general insurance and life insurance products to retail and corporate customers.
We supply personal, commercial and local authority insurance through a number of distribution channels, and offer a range of protection, retirement and savings policies available online and through financial intermediaries for the retail market and via employee benefit consultants for the corporate market.
Based at around 20 locations across the UK - with large sites in Birmingham, Farnborough, Glasgow, London, Swindon and Whiteley - Zurich employs approximately 6,000 people in the UK. Read more information about Zurich and its corporate responsibility initiatives in the UK.