Intrinsic to our mission to fix insurance for good is our role in society, where we believe esure Group has a responsibility to set an example and actively support those doing good, both in our local communities and more widely throughout the UK.
Each of our offices has a Community Committee, run by esure volunteers, who organise events and appeals throughout the year on behalf of local charities, which are nominated by our colleagues. Examples include a toy appeal for a children’s hospital, a Bags for Schools appeal, emergency food appeals, donating Easter eggs to disadvantaged families and collecting care packages for a hospice.
We give all our colleagues further incentives to do their bit for Driving Good through two initiatives:
- Two days paid leave to volunteer to help charities and local communities with the great work they do.
- Our charity match funding scheme has been awarded The Payroll Giving Bronze Quality Mark from the Charities Trust. For every £1 a colleague donates to charity through payroll giving, we will match it, up to £50 a month.
We are continuing our partnership with Brake, the road safety charity, to sponsor Brake’s Kids Walk, which saw 90,000 school children take part in organised walks to learn vital road safety skills in 2022. Brake is also our chosen charity for this year’s corporate sponsored runs, Run Reigate (where the Group also sponsors a 300 strong race crew of volunteers), the Great Manchester Run and the Great Scottish Run.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
Our partners TCV planted ~1,000 trees across two sites in England as part of the 2022 tree season (November to March). Aligned to our desire to inspire more sustainable choices, for every customer who chooses to forgo a courtesy car during a repair, we’ll plant a tree on their behalf.
We are also proud to support the following charities, whose work directly impacts the broader insurance industry:
Safe Drive Stay Alive
Safe Drive Stay Alive run a series of events in schools and colleges throughout Thames Valley and Hampshire. Aimed at new and pre-drivers, the series of emotive and hard hitting presentations aim to educate young people about the importance of being safe on the road and empower them to make safe driving choices.
esure are a Gold Sponsor of AutoRaise. The charity helps the UK vehicle repair industry attract young people into a range of technical apprenticeships. They work with repairers, training providers, employers and the industry supply chain to present the vehicle repair industry to young people at schools and colleges as a rewarding and lucrative career opportunity.