Simplyhealth wins top CSR accolade at Solent Business Awards

Simplyhealth is delighted to have been presented with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at last night’s Solent Business Awards 2017.

The awards, organised by The Business Magazine, are widely recognised as the premier business honours setting the standards of excellence across the South Coast and Solent.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award recognises businesses that lead the way in the promotion of employee wellbeing; reduction of carbon footprint; improving the sustainability of processes in the workplace; community engagement; protection of the natural environment; supply chain; partnership; leadership and philanthropy.

The judges noted how Simplyhealth’s Corporate Giving is aligned to its purpose as a business and overall business strategy.

Simplyhealth is committed to donating 10% of its pre-tax profits to charitable partners every year. With no shareholders, it works with others for a common good, where it sees an opportunity to make a bigger difference. Its corporate giving is aligned to the health challenges and opportunities it is focusing.

We’re delighted to receive this award. Our Corporate Giving has always been integral to our business, helping to fulfil our purpose of helping people make the most of life through better everyday health. We wholeheartedly engage with and work hand in hand with all of our charitable partners, focussing on the impact that our giving has.  For us, it’s about making a long-term difference; helping everyone touched by our charitable partners to lead happier, healthier lives. This award is a fantastic recognition of the commitment our entire team at Simplyhealth has to making a difference to the lives of people in our local communities.                   
Roger Cotton, Head of Corporate Giving, Simplyhealth

Simplyhealth’s Corporate Giving goes beyond its products and services and existing customer base. Its strategy is fully aligned to its purpose and the health and social issues it seeks to address within its local communities. These issues currently are:

Ageing - demographic and the implications for health and social care

Carers – supporting those who support others make the most of life

Ability - reducing limitations on living a full and active life

• Dental –emphasis on early years preventive interventions

Along with its pledge to donate 10% of pre-tax profits to charitable partners every year, Simplyhealth also provides three days of volunteering time to every Simplyhealth employee, so they can support charities and good causes that are important to them.

The Solent Business Awards were held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl in Southampton last night and hosted by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.