Chubb in New Zealand

Corporate Social Responsibility at Chubb

Chubb in New Zealand has adopted United Way as its formal charity.

United Way is an independent, non-religious, non-political, volunteer based organisation that provides funding assistance, volunteer time and necessary skills to help almost 200 human welfare charities throughout the country.

Priority sectors include:

  • Families in crisis
  • Neighbourhoods and communities
  • Caring for the elderly
  • Promoting health and independence
  • Emergencies, food and shelter

Chubb is a silver corporate partner of United Way New Zealand and we support their activities by;

  • Donating lump sum payments for United Way to distribute among a number of worthy causes
  • Offering a payroll giving scheme to our staff whereby they can elect to donate a set amount to United Way from their monthly salary
  • Participating in volunteer activities with United Way community partners as part of the annual Chubb Regional Day of Service.

Regional Day of Service

Through our charitable foundations and employee volunteer efforts, Chubb makes a positive impact on communities around the world in the areas of education, poverty, health and the environment.
We’re firm believers that positive contributions to the fabric of our communities return long-lasting benefits to society, our employees and our company.

Since 2012, the Regional Day of Service has been an annual event for employees in Asia Pacific to engage in a diverse range of local community projects that align with Chubb's overarching philanthropic support for improving education and health, alleviating poverty and saving the environment. Participating countries include Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Every year, over 1,000 employees across Asia Pacific bring to life some 20 meaningful projects through active volunteerism, and in the process, our core philosophy on giving back, too.

In 2017, Chubb in New Zealand employees participated in Regional Day of Service by supporting children in a lower socio-economic neighbourhood. In association with United Way, the Chubb in New Zealand team carried out a number of initiatives for the school aimed enhancing the enjoyment of being at school for its students, including creating new gardens and building new playground equipment, general playground and school grounds maintenance, and repairs to library assets. 

Global Day of Service

The Global Day of Service, a tradition that began in 2005, is another Chubb initiative that reflects Chubb’s firm belief in making positive contributions to communities that are rewarding in the long run for both society and our employees.

Observed every 5 years, the initiative in 2015 involved more than 6,000 employees in 54 countries and territories who participated in approximately 250 volunteer projects focused on education, poverty and health and the environment. In total, Chubb employees worldwide donated more than 25,000 hours of their time and service to the communities where they live and work.

Environment

At Chubb, we recognise our responsibility to provide solutions that help clients manage environmental risks, to reduce our own environmental impact, and to make meaningful contributions to environmental causes. We also believe that the well-being of society depends on a healthy environment and that a proper ethic strives for balance between sustainable development and preservation.

Now in its tenth year, Chubb's annual Environment Report outlines the full scope of the company's environmental programme and initiatives. The report addresses:

  • Chubb's approach to managing the potential risks from global climate change
  • The insurance products and services we offer to facilitate market-based solutions to environmental and climate-related issues
  • Our progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our own operations
  • Our corporate philanthropy that focuses on the environment.

Download the 2016 Chubb Environmental Report for more information about our environmental programme and initiatives.