Our business

Our memberships, awards and accreditations

Our commitments, awards and the people we work together with.

Drawing on our particular strengths and know-how, we focus our partnerships and activities for maximum effect.

We continue to demonstrate that we are responsible corporate citizens, capable of delivering real value to communities and responding to communities in need. We partner with a variety of organisations to share best practice and help develop solutions to social and environmental challenges.

We believe everyone at Aviva should be able to be themselves. Please visit our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion page which details our current commitments and partnerships in this space.

Commitments

Principles for Sustainable Insurance

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance provide a global roadmap to develop and expand the innovative risk management and insurance solutions.

Principles for Responsible Investment

Principles for Responsible Investment is a United Nations-supported international network of investors working together to implement its six aspirational principles.

RE100

RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses driving the transition to 100% renewable electricity.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organisations dedicated to creating the first open and public benchmark of corporate human rights performance.

Powering Past Coal Alliance

The Powering Past Coal Alliance is a group of 122 countries, cities, regions and organisations aiming to accelerate the fossil-fuel phase out of coal-fired power stations, except the very few which have carbon capture and storage.

Prompt Payment Code

The Prompt Payment Code sets the gold standard in payment terms and plays an important role in bringing about a culture change in payment practices.

The UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses and firms worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.

Terra Carta

As part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales, announces the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector.

Finance for Biodiversity Pledge

We are one of 55 financial institutions from 15 countries that has signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, calling on world leaders to reverse nature loss and commit to making a positive contribution to biodiversity.

Awards

PWC’s Building Public Trust Awards 2021

Winner of Climate Change reporting in the FTSE 350

Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2021

Best Corporate Foundation winner for the Aviva Foundation

The Corporate Engagement Awards 2021

Best alignment of brand values during a CSR programme

Best engagement of an internal audience in a CSR programme

Global Good Awards 2021

Gold winners for: Climate Action, journey to net zero.

Community partners

Aviva and WWF

In 2021, Aviva and WWF announced a new three-year partnership which will see them taking climate action to create a better tomorrow.

Living Wage Employer

Accredited Living Wage employers have been certified by the Living Wage Foundation.

Living Wage Friendly Funder

Ranging from local authorities to charitable trusts and foundations, corporate, science and capital funders, our Living Wage Funders are committing to tackle low pay by encouraging the organisations they support to pay the real Living Wage.

British Red Cross partnership

Working together to help build stronger, safer communities – equipping people to prepare and be ready for whatever lies ahead.

ClimateCare

ClimateCare is a profit for purpose environmental and social impact company known for its role providing carbon offset services, with a particular focus on using carbon and other results based finance to support its 'Climate+Care Projects'.

Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA)

SEA is a UK based charity dedicated to spreading awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses. Together, we aim to highlight the importance of this issue to the financial services industry.

Memberships

SASB Alliance

The SASB Alliance is focused on providing education and resources related to the SASB Standards, one of the three resources offered by the Value Reporting Foundation.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one-third of the private sector-employed workforce.

Institute of Business Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics was established in 1986 to promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. They raise awareness of business ethics through the dissemination of knowledge and good practice.

ClimateWise

Representing a growing global network of leading insurance industry organisations, ClimateWise helps to align its members’ expertise to directly support society as it responds to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Slave-Free Alliance

Slave-Free Alliance is a social enterprise and membership initiative launched by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice.

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development

 The focus of the Alliance is to deliver concrete solutions to scale-up long-term finance and investment in sustainable development.

The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA)

EIDA is a UK based charity with the mission to enable employers to take action on domestic abuse – raising awareness among all employees, supporting those facing domestic abuse, and providing access to services to help perpetrators to stop.

ESG Ratings and Indices

MSCI

MSCI provides ESG Ratings on companies on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC (laggard), according to exposure to industry specific ESG risks and the ability to manage those risks relative to peers. As of year-end 2021, Aviva received an MSCI ESG Rating of AA.

Sustainalytics

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Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings measure a company’s exposure to industry specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks. They provide a quantitative measure of unmanaged ESG risk and distinguish between five levels: negligible, low, medium, high and severe. As of year-end 2021, Aviva received an ESG Risk Rating of 16.8 and was assessed to be at low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. FTSE Russell confirms that Aviva has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. As of year-end 2021, Aviva ranks within the 99th percentile with a rating of 4.5/5.

Carbon Disclosure Project

CDP runs the global environmental disclosure system. Each year, CDP takes the information supplied in its annual reporting process and scores companies and cities based on their journey through disclosure and towards environmental leadership. As of year-end 2021, Aviva received a C rating in Climate Change and a B rating in Supplier Engagement.

S&P Global

S&P Global ESG Scores provide a depth and breadth of ESG insight, built upon multiple layers of ESG data, and underpinned by a rich bedrock of underlying data intelligence captured by the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). As of year-end 2021, Aviva scores within the 83rd percentile for the global insurance industry achieving inclusion in the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook.

Accreditations

The Good Shopping Guide

The Good Shopping Guide by the Ethical Company aims to help people make informed decisions about which brands are best for the planet, animals and people world-wide.

The Good Business Charter

The newly launched Good Business Charter gives accreditation to businesses that promote and implement ethical practices.

RoSPA Gold Medal

RoSPA Gold Award winners have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

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