Sustainable development report 2016 | Annual report 2016


The 2016 reporting theme is Resilience in uncertain times.


In the past decade, Sanlam has experienced the ways in which systemic shocks such as the financial crisis of 2008, climate disasters and war, can disrupt and destroy value. The Group has also come to appreciate how a stable and strong financial system can absorb and mute these shocks.


Where a well-established infrastructure of insurance companies, banks, investment groups and stock exchanges exist, individuals and businesses are to some extent protected, and thus better able as a society to manage risks. In these markets, members of society have a choice of life and asset insurance, safe payment systems, access to credit, the ability to trade in any currency and accumulate assets with a high level of trust.



Sanlam’s sustainability themes

Our purpose is to create a world worth living in and to enable people to live their best possible lives within it.

The Group’s key objective is the creation of sustainable value for shareholders over the long term. This is achieved by optimising Return on Group Equity Value (RoGEV) through a continued focus on Sanlam’s five strategic pillars. These strategic pillars are supported by five sustainability themes, which are entrenched within the Group’s operations and decision-making. This ensures that the Group’s strategic pillars are tested against those key principles that will ensure long-term thinking and sustainability.

Message from the Chairman of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability committee (SES committee)

Sanlam’s key objective is the creation of value for stakeholders over the long term. Therefore, the Group drives diversity and innovation to position itself as a leader in client-centric wealth creation, management and protection. This means that Sanlam must treat its clients fairly, while doing business in a profitable and sustainable way.










News and updates on the key issues pertaining to Sanlam's sustainability programmes

Sanlam’s governance framework
Sanlam’s governance framework

Achieve strategic goals and targets, Safeguard Sanlam’s assets…

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Our purpose – to build a world of WealthsmithsTM – is the foundation of our long-term sustainability.
Our purpose – to build a world of WealthsmithsTM – is the foundation of our long-term sustainability.

A WealthsmithTM is solid and sensible. What matters to them is how they think, not what others think of them.

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Sanlam’s BBBEE contribution
Sanlam’s BBBEE contribution

Transformation is viewed as an ongoing priority and is an overall enabler of our business strategy.

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – a unique and truly African marathon
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – a unique and truly African marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (SCTM) was awarded Gold Label Status in 2017…

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