LONDON, 2 June 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has secured partnerships with multiple charitable organisations in the UK to further demonstrate its commitment to the communities in which it operates and strengthen the impact of its corporate citizenship activities across the country.
Sedgwick is the first loss adjusting and insurance services firm in the UK to sign the Race at Work Charter and fully support the powerful initiative led by the Business in the Community (BITC). By signing the charter, Sedgwick formally expands its commitment to promoting diversity across all levels of the company, makes racial equality as a top priority, and places diversity and inclusion at the heart of its work culture.
Sandra Kerr CBE, race equality director at BITC, said, “We would like to thank Sedgwick for setting out their commitment to be an inclusive and responsible employer. By signing the charter, they are showing they aspire to have one of the most inclusive workplaces in the country. Together, we can break down barriers in the workplace, raise the aspirations and achievements of talented individuals, and deliver an enormous boost to the long-term economic position of the UK.”
Other strategic partnerships that Sedgwick has forged in the UK include:
- Social Enterprise UK, the leading authority for responsible businesses, helps develop social and/or environmental programmes with some of the biggest companies in the country. With this partnership, Sedgwick vows to operate ethically, protect the environment, and support colleagues and communities across the country.
- Renaisi helps refugees return to employment, including professionals from a range of disciplines who have skills in great demand in the UK. As a result, Sedgwick is finding opportunities to interview and consider candidates for relevant positions. This partnership further benefits the business, as it highlights a new pool of skilled people who often do not receive ample opportunities.
- Recycling Lives provides skips, waste bag collections and “man and van” collections to support social and charitable programmes and focuses on food redistribution, offender rehabilitation, job creation and tackling homelessness.
Contractors in Sedgwick’s repair solutions network in the UK are using the skip service on clients’ insurance repair projects to increase their use across different types of professional activities.
- Paint 360 recycles and re-engineers water-based paints into new products, using a workforce of disadvantaged young people. As part of the partnership, Sedgwick is introducing the use of Paint 360 products into their repairs following a pilot which confirmed that the quality matches that of major brands. Sedgwick is committed to encouraging contractors to develop supply arrangements with Paint 360, including the recycling of partially used products to yield great environmental saving.
“We are extremely proud to be working with important organisations and social enterprises to further expand our contributions to good causes and strengthen our social commitment across the country,” said Paul White, Sedgwick CEO for the UK.
“We are particularly thrilled to be the first loss adjusting and claims management company to sign the Race at Work Charter,” White said. “We believe increasing diversity across the business plays a pivotal role in strengthening our position in the market and supporting our vision for growth and future success. At Sedgwick, we believe caring counts. It is our way of doing business, and we strive to improve a little more every day and give more back to the community. It is important to support organisations that dedicate themselves to promoting social enterprises.”
Following the introduction of its corporate citizenship UK board in 2020, Sedgwick recently published its interim UK-focused corporate citizenship report to bring focus and strategic direction to Sedgwick’s corporate social responsibility and responsible business priorities.
About Sedgwick Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and expertise of more than 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.