Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to support the communities in which we live and work through a range of programs and activities across Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the Pacific Region.

Our Commitment

As risk and uncertainty change and grow around the world, we believe that supporting our communities is more important than ever before. Marsh and Marsh McLennan share a proud history of service and support to the communities in which we operate and our colleagues work and live. Our commitment to building a stronger, more resilient world is deeply rooted in the belief that we are able to help address society’s greatest challenges when we work together and bring our collective expertise to make a difference. Our goal is to drive both business and social impact by:

Building a more resilient world

The long-term wellbeing of society and the strength of the global economy depends on our ability to create a more sustainable and inclusive world. In 2008, our parent company, Marsh McLennan, created an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee, comprised of colleagues across our four businesses, to identify and advance our global ESG priorities. The ESG Committee regularly reports on key metrics to ensure our company is addressing the most pressing needs of our communities including human capital management and cybersecurity. ESG is a critical component of Marsh and Marsh McLennan’s strategy with leadership involvement at every level including the Board of Directors. Learn more on how Marsh McLennan is reimaging what’s possible for ESG.

Partnering for Impact

We draw on our collective strengths to better serve our clients and communities in the face of adversity. Each year, thousands of Marsh colleagues use their business skills to build more resilient communities. Across the Marsh McLennan enterprise, we have partnered with nonprofit organisations in the areas of mentoring and disaster resiliency, to enable colleagues to support at-risk communities. These partnerships also enable Marsh to explore new ways to add value around the world.

Global Non-Profit Partners:
  • Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: colleagues serve as mentors in the Mentoring Women in Business Program, which provides women in developing and emerging economies with the skills, technology, networks and access to financial services they need to become successful business owners.
  • Junior Achievement (JA): our colleagues have the opportunity to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
  • Missing Maps: Mapathons bring colleagues together to put vulnerable communities on the official maps by tracing satellite imagery. Humanitarian groups use these maps to better respond to disasters and crisis in these areas.
Marsh Pacific Non-Profit Partners and Programs:

Across the region, Marsh demonstrates our corporate social responsibility through charitable contributions, pro-bono assistance, employee volunteerism and partnerships with organisations whose programs and services help communities and people at risk.

  • Marsh Cares: Since 2009, Marsh Cares has been dedicated to making a sustainable and ongoing contribution to the people, local communities and environment in the Pacific. Marsh Cares equips our volunteers as they work to build communities that are more resilient, grow as leaders and raise awareness about causes that matter.
  • Community Initiatives: Marsh has provided coordinated and national support for community fundraising events such as the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Support Act, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Jeans for Genes, the Clontarf Foundation, the British Red Cross, Movember, Steptember and others.
  • Workplace giving: Our workplace giving program enables our colleagues to make pre-tax donations from their pay with associated contributions by Marsh. All colleagues are able to contribute to a selection of eligible charities.
  • Reconciliation Action Plan: Marsh is committed to a journey of reconciliation and we are very proud to share our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP is a blueprint for our work with colleagues and contacts within our sphere of influence, which aims to build an increased awareness and recognition of the importance of reconciliation actions. We live by the principles of diversity and inclusion, and are dedicated to making a sustainable contribution to greater inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the communities and workplaces in areas where we operate.

Empowering our colleagues to make a difference

Through Marsh Cares, our signature social impact program, we provide our colleagues with access to year-round volunteering initiatives and equip colleagues with the knowledge, tools, and resources so that they can lead change  and support our communities. Whether they’re spending a few hours or committing to sustained engagements, our volunteers help change what’s possible for nonprofits and communities.

Volunteering

All Marsh colleagues are encouraged to use paid volunteer leave to engage with, and contribute to, the wellbeing of their local communities. During 2020, there was an 11% increase in colleague volunteer rates in the Pacific Region.

Our volunteers in action