Diverse and inclusive leadership brings a range of perspectives and challenges, which contribute to better decision making.
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We have a strong system of governance. It’s essential to manage risk and make sure our business runs smoothly.
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Our people are Aviva. They are focused on delivering our purpose and making things better for our customers and colleagues.
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Our world never stops changing
... and neither will we.
With each new challenge, it takes an insurance company with the commitment and confidence to embrace the future. It takes an insurance company with 325 years of leading the way. It takes Aviva.
Our world never stops changing.
And with each new challenge,
it takes an insurance company
with the commitment and confidence to embrace the future.
It takes an insurance company with 325 years of leading the way.
Aviva can trace its heritage back over centuries.
We were the first mutual fire insurer in the UK, in 1696.
Soon after that, the UK‚Äôs first mutual life assurance society.
And through the years we‚Äôve been at the heart of a changing society.
Insuring many of the world‚Äôs most important landmarks
Insuring businesses from fraud
and providing the first group life assurance scheme.
In 1848, we were the first in the UK
to provide personal accident insurance.
And we provided medical cover,
100 years before the NHS was established.
By 1881 we were leading the way in fire safety.
And when motor vehicles first took to the roads,
General Accident was there to offer a motor insurance policy.
Throughout the 20th century,
technology revolutionised the way we lived
and it took Aviva to be there all the way.
Insurance for our highways, our homes and our workplaces.
Insurance for science and discovery,
from the first trip to the top of Everest,
to the building of the Channel Tunnel.
Insurance for a changing society.
In 1984, we were the first British company
to launch an ethical investment fund.
And in 2002, we commissioned
a revolutionary digital map of Britain
to help pinpoint and understand exactly
which areas of the UK were at risk from flooding.
In 2021 we became the first major insurer
to target Net Zero carbon by 2040,
taking action to tackle the climate emergency.
And we continue to lead the way,
insuring the transport of the future -
the first driverless vehicles in the UK.
Our world never stops changing.
And neither will we.
With you today, for a better tomorrow.
For 325 years.
It takes Aviva.
Annual Report and Accounts 2022
As our customers grapple with the financial puzzles in their lives, we’ll be right there to help solve them. Aviva has always had the right pieces and they are now much better aligned to deliver good outcomes for our customers, our people and our shareholders.
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Latest news releases
Guests face four-figure bills for stag and hen dos
5 Jun 2023
Stag or hen invitees may need to dig deep as Aviva reveals the average cost as up to £1,208 per person, if they wish to join the party.
Aviva appoints James Hillman as Chief Risk Officer*
31 May 2023
Aviva plc has appointed James Hillman as Chief Risk Officer. He will join the company later this year. James is currently Chief Financial Officer of Scottish Widows, and Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s Insurance, Pensions and Investments Division.
More than 1 in 10 over 55s have mortgage debt in the run up to retirement
30 May 2023
According to the latest study from Aviva, 67% of Brits admit to having debt that's weighing them down.
Aviva plc Q1 2023 Trading Update
24 May 2023
Another quarter of positive delivery. Continued growth momentum across the Group. Strong and resilient capital position. Share buyback nearing completion. On track to meet or exceed Group targets.