At PG Mutual, we have been protecting our members for over 90 years and have a long tradition of being a socially responsible company. It is at the heart of what we do, and we’re continuously striving to implement and improve our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and incorporate these initiatives and activities into our daily operations in a responsible and sustainable way.
Alongside this, we are fully committed to supporting our local and national communities, our staff, as well as protecting our environment whenever we can. Here is what we have achieved so far.
We have identified six national and regional charities and would like your help to choose four charities to each receive £1,000 as part of our new PG Mutual Annual Charity Awards. To vote for your preferred charity, complete the simple voting form. We will announce the four chosen charities in 2021.
We have continued to support a local charity, PHAB, which provides activities for children and young people aged 5 onwards in the St Albans area with disabilities. They also provide support for their friends and family.
As part of our continuing support of local community charities, PG Mutual donated £500 to the
St Albans and District Foodbank Centre to help local people over the Christmas period.
In 2020 PG Mutual provided Income Protection cover for Apex Care Homes staff. Like all care homes around the country, their staff look after the elderly and vulnerable members of our society.
The company have had to be extra careful to ensure staff do not bring the virus into any of their homes. This has been a stressful time for everyone within the organisation.
Apex Care homes, like all other care homes, have done a fantastic job for their residents, adapting, and improving the way they provide support.
As a small gesture and thank you to all the staff, who have worked extremely hard to keep everyone safe, we were pleased and happy to provide all their staff with cakes and biscuits. Mo Shaikh, PG Mutual Account Manager, delivered these to the homes recently, social distancing of course.
We wish the residents and staff continued good health!
Our ambition one day is to be a carbon neutral company. To help achieve this, we regularly review our energy supplier to ensure they have a strict renewable energy policy. We also now use 100% recycled paper for all of our mailed paper communications.
In the last three years, our Head Office lighting has become 85% more efficient as we now use LED lighting in all our offices.
We are always looking at ways we can reduce our environmental impact by increasing our recycling initiatives and use recycled materials purchased from responsible companies wherever possible.
PG Mutual's staff have all worked from home since mid-March and, as of the end of November, we estimate the significant reduction in our travel to and from work has saved more than 36 tonnes of carbon emissions from being produced!
We are also planning to sign up to the National Trust Tree planting programme to support their aim of planting 20 million trees over the next 10 years, and the Woodland Trust helping them protect and look after the 1,000-plus woods in their care, ensuring they continue to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2).
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We are always looking at ways to further support our members with additional member benefits as part of their membership, as well as investing in our staff so they can achieve their full potential.
As a mutual, we appreciate that it is not only important to protect your income but also to help support our members’ lifestyle and wellbeing in a truly holistic way.
That’s why we offer additional supports at no extra cost to our members by providing access to services such as free health assessment and GP24 service.
We know how important our employees are, so we actively encourage our employees to engage and take accountability in their roles. That’s why we offer competitive rewards, training and health & wellbeing support and advice to our employees especially during the Covid-19 epidemic.
We value our staff feedback which has resulted in our continued high level of service to our members.