Responding to tomorrow’s challenges

Allianz: a responsible global company with a local footprint

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of Allianz’s priorities. In fact, the group pays particular attention to social, environmental and economic concerns in its development strategy.

The Group has been present in Africa for over 120 years, going beyond the confines of its core profession of insurance.

Its responsibility as a local economic player in 17 countries in Africa has naturally led it to undertake a set of actions for a number of years as part of its social commitment, in line with the Group’s policy and initiatives.

For Allianz, to be socially responsible is firstly to be committed to its clients, employees and community.

Facilitating the financial inclusion of populations, fighting against handicaps, diseases and poverty, and promoting education for the poorest are all key areas of commitment for Allianz on the continent.

“Climate change and economic instability are amongst the biggest challenges we will face in the coming decades. We have no time to waste. It’s not a question of getting the wheels turning, but rather how fast we can drive the change. We will listen to our stakeholders’ concerns and continue to go forward. When we meet our stakeholders’ expectations, we are also meeting those of our own: to work together to reach a more sustainable future.”

Oliver BÄTE, Group CEO at Allianz SE

The pillars of Allianz’s social commitment in Africa

Mobile insurance

In partnership with major telephone operators, Allianz Africa has decided since 2012 to promote digital solutions that allow the greatest number access to insurance through the provision of applications on mobile phones.

Micro-insurance

Allianz Africa has been offering micro-insurance services for ten years to people previously excluded from financial services. It works in partnership with micro-finance institutions to compensate borrowers in the event of death or disability in Senegal, Madagascar and the Ivory Coast or to protect farmers against the risk of drought in Mali and Burkina Faso.

Engaging with employees

On the African continent, people are still very vulnerable to serious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, malaria, etc. In 2008, Allianz Africa joined the Association Entreprises et Santé to offer all subsidiary employees and their families information on and prevention of the most serious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS. Every year, Allianz Africa's subsidiaries, in particular as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, carry out anonymous blood tests, blood donations, information sessions presented by experts on risky practices, on means of protection, etc.

More generally, Allianz Africa is committed to systematically fighting against any exclusion within its subsidiaries.

Did you know?

With more than 500,000 micro-insured, Allianz Africa is definitively part of a long-term approach to support the development of local economies. In 2000, Allianz Africa introduced a Code of Ethics that describes the ethical principles and values that it undertakes to respect with its employees. In 2013, Allianz Africa deployed an ethical approach focused on client satisfaction and protection.