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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We are committed to conducting business in a responsible way at all times, and to supporting the communities in which we live and work through a range of programs and activities.

Marsh and its parent company Marsh & McLennan Companies share a proud history of services and support to the communities in which we operate and where our employees live and work.

We commit at all times to conducting business in a responsible way and demonstrate our corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a range of programs and activities under the banner of “Helping People and Communities at Risk”.

The focus of Marsh’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program revolves around charitable giving, employee volunteer programs, pro bono work, scholarship programs, matching gifts and humanitarian responses to disasters. Marsh will partner with organizations whose programs and services improve the quality of life and address the needs of society, emphasizing issues surrounding education, environment and health.

Marsh Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Focus Areas 

Education

Marsh has a vision for South Africa in which education is transformed. In this vision, schools perform with excellence. Schools contribute to an environment in which young people transition into their post school lives equipped for the challenges ahead.

Boost a School programme does more; working in partnership with schools, each with deep and systemic problems and sited in poor and disadvantaged areas, Boost a School facilitates a shared platform for improved school performance and post school transitions. It also fosters relationships that draw people together across socio-economic divides, focused on a shared goal of a better life for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.

Marsh through Boost a School provide systemic developmental support at school level in order to improve the performance of learners, educators and school governance structures and enable successful post school transitions.

Charitable Donations

Marsh makes donations to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations benefiting disadvantaged children, people with disabilities and communities.

Employee Volunteering

Marsh staff are encouraged to engage with, and contribute to the well-being of their local communities.

Global Volunteer Month

Colleagues around the world come together during the month of May to

volunteer and make a positive impact in their local communities.

Our parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, publishes a Corporate Citizenship Report biannually. From volunteering to client work to diversity initiatives, the report features stories of the good work our colleagues have done around the world.

Nelson Mandela Day

Marsh is proud to be a part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy which has inspired colleagues to give of their time for social good. We are proud participant of Nelson Mandela Day every year, selected projects that embrace the ideology behind this Day with the aim of affecting real change in the communities Marsh operates in.

All projects are in support of two of Mandela’s key areas of focus, education and service to the community.

Cell C Take a Child to Work Day

Marsh is proud to be associated with Cell C Take a Child to Work Day. It was introduced to South Africa’s business community in 2003, it encourages young women to dream and to believe that their ambitions are achievable. It allows them to experience time in an actual work environment, shadowing top executives. It is a practical step towards enabling them to make the connection between what they learn at school and their future career goals

Diversity & Inclusion

The company also applies a robust Diversity and Inclusion Policy in support of a key objective to attract, retain, develop and motivate the best people in our fields of endeavor, at all levels.

For more information on Marsh’s community and charitable activities in Africa, please contact Errol Masinga, Transformation Manager on 011 0607450 or errol.masinga@marsh.com