At Friends Life, we believe we have an important contribution to make to our neighbouring communities, empowering our people to make a positive difference in and around the places where they work.
We have a strong record of community investment, which is set to continue following the introduction of a new Group-wide programme in April 2011.
The programme has three core elements:
- a charity of the year, chosen by employee vote
- volunteering opportunities, principally based around team events
- a payroll giving scheme, matching employees’ donations up to £20 per employee each month.
The new programme will create more substantial charitable partnerships, while aiming to retain high levels of employee participation.