Good governance

As one of the biggest companies in our sector, we aim to make our industry work better for everyone. That starts with us building trust with our customers, investors and shareholders by running our business honestly and transparently. 

Managing risk

We have chosen to accept the risks inherent in our four core business lines and our risk committee oversees all aspects of risk management in the Group.

Human rights

We continue to implement the requirements of our human rights policy across the business. We have also taken steps, as required by the UK Modern Slavery Act, to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business or our supply chain. We engaged suppliers to understand their risk of modern slavery and provided training to our purchasing function on this topic. Read more in our  Modern Slavery Act statement  (PDF 1.9 MB)  and human rights policy.

Stakeholder engagement

As a business that’s been around for 320 years we have learnt to listen hard to our stakeholders, working with them to tackle the big challenges and identify risks and opportunities.

Supply chain

We work hard to make sure our supply chain is responsible and sustainable. We do thorough checks of suppliers before we begin working with them, and ask that they sign our Supplier Code of Behaviour. We continue to engage them around sustainability issues over time. We also help influence our suppliers to act now around the big issues like climate change.

Business ethics

With trust playing such a vital role in our business, it’s important that we earn it in the right way. We do this largely through our robust business ethics. We ask all employees to confirm they have read, understood and accepted our business ethics code, outlining our commitment to acting responsibly, every year. 

Governance structure

Our Board-level Governance Committee oversees our responsible and sustainable business strategy and the policies that underpin it. As a company we are subject to the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code), which we aim to comply with fully.  See our governance structure.  (PDF 13.0 KB)

Good Decisions

During 2016 we ran a collaborative project called “Good Decisions” to investigate what we could do to ensure we make good decisions more likely at every level of Aviva.