As an insurance company, we are uniquely placed to help people in times of need and our community initiatives reflect this.
Our community engagement strategy is aligned to our group-wide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) priorities.
This includes a focus on financial resilience and protecting vulnerable communities (SDG 1), health and wellbeing (SDG 3), diversity and inclusion (SDGs 5 & 10), supporting decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and climate action (SDG 13).
The QBE Foundation ensures we manage our community-related activities effectively and consistently, in line with our purpose, strategy and investment criteria. Its vision is:
“To help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively.”
This vision is an extension of QBE’s purpose: to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.
The activities of the QBE Foundation fall into five categories: charity partnerships, local grants, volunteering, workplace giving and in-kind giving. To find out more about our activities in each region, please click on the links below.
Over the past few years, we have continued to invest in our communities globally. The total value of our social and community investment programs was:
Total financial contribution through the QBE Foundation (US$000)
We have a target of annually investing 0.5% of the previous year's group cash profit after tax in our community.
To read more about the QBE Foundation and its global activities you can access our 2018 Sustainability Report.