Responsible business in practice
We have a collection of stories from across the countries in which we operate. They demonstrate the many ways in which our aim of being a responsible business actually happens at a local and personal level within Old Mutual.
Responsible to our customers
Treating Customers Fairly
At Skandia UK treating our customers fairly is a top priority.
Driving forward positive change to benefit all
Sue is passionate about being fair and strongly believes that companies need to treat customers fairly from the perspective of "would we sell this to our family and friends" and not as a regulatory requirement.
Sharing our customers' interests
We're committed to acting in the best interests of our customers.
Accessing insurance through different channels
Customers can now buy short-term insurance from us directly.
Managing investments responsibly
Integrating responsible investment criteria into our decision making.
Housing Impact Fund
Housing Impact Fund for South Africa aims to fill this significant housing gap, and focuses primarily on residential households earning between R3 500 and R16 000 per month.
IDEAS for the future
The IDEAS Managed Fund focuses on infrastructure investments that make a significant contribution to economic growth and/or upliftment in core infrastructure, environmental infrastructure and social infrastructure.
Investing in Africa's infrastructure
At Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa we have recently raised our fourth dedicated infrastructure fund for Africa.
Responsible to our employees
Gold status for Skandia's investment in people
Attracting, motivating and retaining the best people is key to the success of our business.
Recognition for making best employer list
Old Mutual South Africa and Mutual & Federal both received external recognition for their HR and leadership practices, making in onto the Best Employers list.
Looking after the financial wellbeing of our employees
Our employees' wellbeing is extremely important to us and we want to ensure that we are providing not only physical and emotional wellbeing support, but that our employees are also cared for financially.
Managing for value
During 2011 we produced a booklet 'Managing for Value' which describes the type of risk culture we want to create, the behaviours that support that culture, and contains practical scenarios to help teams to better assess and understand risk.
Responsible to our communities
Young Enterprise Personal Economics Programme
Young Enterprise is designed to boost the financial literacy and enterprise capabilities of students aged between 12 and 16.
Honouring Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday by working to end hunger
Staff volunteered their time to work with Stop Hunger Now SA and the Old Mutual Foundation. Colleagues outside South Africa visited hospitals, donated blood and painted schools to give the initiative their whole-hearted support.
Old Mutual Foundation Road Trip
At the beginning of June 2011 we sent Mark, Tim and Louise off on a road trip across the country, to visit the projects supported by the Old Mutual Foundation.
Inspired by others to help make a difference in society
Clarence's objectives are to strengthen the strategic focus of the Foundation on education and to consolidate work in areas such as maths and science.
Responsible environmental management
Old Mutual commended for climate change disclosure
Old Mutual has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
Reducing emissions through our green buildings
At Mutual Tower, Windhoek, Namibia's first green skyscraper, use of the latest energy-saving lighting and motion sensors is significantly reducing energy consumption.
Old Mutual Asset Management goes green
Old Mutual Asset Management's Carbon Taskforce met every three weeks in 2011 to research ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Campaigning against deforestation
We recognise that climate change is a serious global issue which requires a collaborative approach to tackle it.