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Michelle Wolfe. CSR Reporting Manager 23 rd April 2007. Aviva and the Global Compact. Aviva at a glance. Aviva is the world’s fifth largest insurance company and the largest in the UK. Main activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance.

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Michelle Wolfe

CSR Reporting Manager

23rd April 2007

Aviva and the Global Compact

Aviva at a glance

  • Aviva is the world’s fifth largest insurance company and the largest in the UK.

  • Main activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance.

  • We are the leading provider of life and pensions products in Europe and have substantial businesses elsewhere around the world.

  • We have premium income and investment sales of £41.5 billion and £364 billion of assets under management.

  • We have 59,000 employees serving 40 million customers worldwide.


Diversity and Human rights

Standards of business conduct (ethics)


Our people



How Aviva defines CSR

Managing and steering performance in respect of:

Aviva and the Global Compact

  • Became a signatory in August 2001.

  • 10 Principles under four key themes of environment, labour, human rights and anti-corruption – reflected in our existing policies on:

    • Standards of business conduct

    • Human rights and Diversity

    • Environment

    • Our people policies

  • Annually publish details of how we’re supporting the GC and its 10 principles in our CSR report.

Aviva’s ongoing support for the GC

  • Established UK Network in June 2003.

  • Two primary objectives:

    • opportunity for national discussion on how best to integrate Global Compact principles into both business strategy and practice.

    • one main UK focus for interaction with the Global Compact and one feedback channel for opinion of UK signatories.

  • Aviva chaired network until December 2006.

  • Aviva subsidiaries in Lithuania and Turkey have participated locally. Possibilities in Spain & France.

  • In 2006, Morley signed Principles of Responsible Investment

Benefits of the Global Compact

  • UN provides international platform without side, national agenda.

  • Seeks to engage the corporate world in tackling some of gravest social and environmental challenges.

  • Harmonised effort – brining together governments, trades union, academics, NGOs and businesses.

  • Business-led initiative.

Benefits of the GC UK Network

  • Opportunity to share best practice and to be reviewed/assessed by your peers.

  • Cross-sectoral networking.

  • Representative – businesses, trades union, NGOs and government.

  • Engaging with other networks and their member organisations.

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