Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful response. For us at Sanlam, sustainable business practice means recognising both our broader responsibilities as an organisation in society, and the new opportunities that arise from this thinking.
Our Vision is:
Our Values are:
“At the core of the Sanlam business are promises to different stakeholders. A promise to manage our clients’ money in line with their expectations, an undertaking to pay an insurance claim, a commitment to deliver solid shareholder value, a declaration to treat our people with respect and fairness, a compact to be a responsible citizen.” Desmond Smith, Chairman
Our boards and directors continuously strive to uphold these undertakings. View the Sanlam Group’s boards and directors.
Founded in 1918, Sanlam has a rich heritage. The Group has over the years evolved from a traditional insurer to a diversified financial service provider with both local and international footprints.
SEB was named Employee Benefits Product Supplier of the Year at the 2015 Financial Intermediary Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Awards
SPF won the Product Supplier of the Year Award in the Investment Products category at the 2015 Financial Intermediary Association of Southern Africa Awards
Sanlam Life scored the best in the 2015 SA Customer Satisfaction Index for the life insurance industry
Johan van Zyl, Group Chief Executive, has been named the Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year 2014 in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards
Enterprise Life by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) – leader in the financial services sector (insurance category) 2012 – Ghana Club 100
Botswana Life Insurance Ltd won a PMR Africa award diamond category
Kokkie Kooyman was named Investment Week’s Fund Manager of the Year
Principal Officers Association awarded Sanlam Employee Benefits the 2013 Risk Benefit Underwriter of the Year award at the 2013 Imbasa Yegolide Awards for Professional Excellence
Santam was the winner of the short-term insurance industry category of the 2013/14 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards
Sanlam was named the top rated SA company in the 2012 long-term insurance category of the Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards
Apart from being a business leader, Sanlam is committed to being a good corporate citizen, from the Group’s empowerment deals to sustainability initiatives and corporate social investments.
Sanlam strongly believes that as a good corporate citizen, the Group must continuously contribute towards South Africa’s progress as a country, communities and individuals.
Sanlam understands that economic transformation is a national economic priority, and black economic empowerment (BEE) is a corporate responsibility that the Group takes very seriously.
Not only was Sanlam the first major financial institution in South Africa to conclude an empowerment transaction in 2004, but in so doing it opened up the Group's ownership opportunities to a broad base of new black shareholders.
The Sanlam Foundation is the embodiment of Sanlam’s deep concern for the socio-economic and environmental challenges that threaten the sustainability of the environment.
For Sanlam, a sustainable business environment is one in which individuals, families and communities can afford to save and plan for their futures.
Sanlam views employment equity as an integral element of the Group’s overall transformation initiative. Legislation is necessary for the removal of the economic legacies of structural inequality.
The Group has developed an HIV/Aids policy, to ensure the creation of a working environment that attracts, trains and retains skilled people.
Sanlam has a rich and proud history built on a solid foundation of professional and ethical behaviour. In an ever-changing environment, Sanlam strives to be a reliable, trustworthy company.
Learn about Sanlam's strategy, financial performance and approach to corporate governance and risk.