Being a responsible business is integrally linked to the creation of long-term value for both our shareholders and our other stakeholders.It means pursing commercial success in ways that honour ethical values and respect people, communities and the natural environment.
We need to understand and manage our direct social and environmental impacts, from the way we market our products and treat our employees to the way we interact with local communities and manage the carbon emissions from running our offices. As an international financial services company, we also have very significant indirect impacts - for example, through the way we invest and manage our investments.
The diagram below summarises our evolved approach to responsible business and shows the nine material issue areas identified in our stakeholder research.
For more information on our approach to managing these nine material issue areas and the ways in which we are actively addressing them please visit www.oldmutual.com.