How we performed

 
Some corporate performances and recognition in 2010
> For the seventh year in a row, Sanlam qualified for inclusion on the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index and was listed as one of the best performers for the year. 
> The Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa (IAS) named Sanlam as the company with the best financial reporting and communications in the insurance sector to the investment community in 2010. This is the 10th award from IAS since our listing on the JSE 12 years ago. 
> The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance rewarded Sanlam Life for consistent service to their office over the past 10 years. This is the first time that the Ombudsman has publicly acknowledged an insurer for service. 
> Sanlam’s vision is to be the leader in wealth creation and protection. Our leading position amongst our peers in this regard was confirmed by the December 2010 results of the Company Confidence Predictor (Campbell Belman) which also indicated our continuing improved confidence ratings in the markets. 
> We earned top position in a number of categories of the Financial Intermediaries Association (FIA) Industry Recognition Awards. These awards pay tribute to those insurance product providers who receive favourable ratings in the FIA’s annual intermediary satisfaction benchmark survey, conducted with almost 3 000 independent brokers. 
> The Business Times Top-100 Companies survey, which rates companies in terms of the most wealth created for shareholders over specific periods, rated Sanlam at the top of the financial services industry in the Top-40 Index and 10th overall. 
> The UK’s Investment Week 2010 Fund Manager of the Year Awards named Sanlam Investments Global Fund manager, Kokkie Kooyman, the winner in the Financial Specialist category. 
> Sanlam has been actively transforming ownership of the Group since 1993. At the end of 2010, black shareholding in the Sanlam Group stood at close to 20% as measured according to the formulas prescribed by the dti’s BEE Scorecard. 
> Our revised Group Policy on Employment Equity was approved early in 2010. In summary, we aim to increase the current total black staff complement from the baseline in 2009 of 54,08% to 62,72% by 2012. At the end of 2010, our black:white employee ratio was 60:40.