Our colleagues across the world are active and enthusiastic contributors to community life. They take real pride in exercising their personal responsibility to make a positive contribution to the environment and to the communities in which they live and work.
JLT in London hosted an annual drinks event for patrons of RedR, the disaster relief experts and our 'resilience' charity partner. This March event was led by the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne, and attended by 120 patrons and friends of the charity, including many of our contacts in the Construction and Energy sectors.
Close to its Mumbai office,JLT partners with the Udaan India Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working with children from low-income communities. The primary aim is for every school child to gain a strong and holistic educational foundation to become a responsible, compassionate and confident citizen of tomorrow.
JLT Specialty begun a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society in February 2017, which the aim of raising £150,000 by the end of 2018. So far, JLT Specialty have raised £113,000 to assist them with their vital work in combating dementia.
In Australia, JLT ran its annual golf day in aid of The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Since partnering with the charity 14 years ago, JLT has raised more than AUD 1.8 million to annually sponsor a young paediatric doctor, the JLT Medical Fellow, to undergo Specialist training in Cystic Fibrosis.
JLT Asia’s annual 'Walk Up Jardine House' took place in March. As one of Jardine Matheson Group’s most notable philanthropic initiatives in Hong Kong, this event saw five JLT Hong Kong colleagues run up 49 floors, covering 947 steps in just over five minutes and contributed to the HK$40 million raised for charity.
Our JLT Brazil colleagues dedicated time to bring a smile to more than 800 children in deprived areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, on Easter, Children’s day, and Christmas. They also developed a warm clothing campaign and donated more than 400 toys to help Santa deliver Christmas gifts to the children.
To maximise the impact we can have, we focus on 3 strategic partners aligned to our own areas of business; sharing the social benefits of knowledge (Specialty), wellbeing (Employee Benefits) and resilience (Reinsurance). Our current partners on these strategic themes are: Udaan Foundation (knowledge), Alzheimer's Society (wellbeing) and RedR (resilience). We manage the majority of our charitable giving business-by-business, with a central fund to provide greater support to our strategic partners.
We regularly engage clients in joint fundraising activities and see this as an important part of client relationship building. Perhaps the most longstanding example is JLT’s annual golf day in aid of Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, which to date has raised more than AUD 1.8 million for the Children’s Cystic Fibrosis clinic.
We actively manage the risk that charitable payments may be misused as inducements, with training and monitoring in place as part of our bribery and corruption controls framework.