Our corporate charity in the UK is the mental health charity Mind and their sister charity in Scotland, SAMH. Our employees run, walk, cycle, bake and do a variety of activities to help raise valuable funds for our charity partner – and then Allianz matches the donation.
We’re aiming to raise £1m for Mind’s work across the UK to develop greater mental health support services to help children and young people to build resilience.
It is a little-known fact that 3 children in every classroom in the UK have a mental health problem such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety and over half of adult mental health issues have started by age 14, with 75% by age 18. Our partnership aims to address these problems early and build awareness and support of young people from today.
We encourage all our employees to contribute their time, skills and passion to their local communities. We believe volunteering is a great way for employees to develop communication and leadership skills as well as building relationships within teams.
Our employees take pride in supporting their local communities and they tell us that it’s one of the things that make Allianz a great place to work.
All of our employees are entitled to 20 hours paid leave per year to volunteer in their local community every year.