Sustainability

Allianz is one of the strongest financial communities in the world and seeks to position itself as one of the world’s most trusted financial service providers and a global sustainability leader, hence sustainability is part of the Allianz group’s DNA. We always think in long-term outcomes and how we can make the world a more resilient place. By the very nature of our core business; ‘protecting people and businesses against risk’ we contribute to our customers’ long-term financial wellbeing and stabilize local economies.

We want our stakeholders to know that Allianz is a financially stable, responsible and trustworthy company that embraces sustainable business. Our most material issues are those perceived as vital for business success and sustainability by our stakeholder groups to identify what they see as materially important for sustainable development at Allianz.

Since its inception in 2015, Allianz World Run has supported SOS Children’s Villages on 32 projects in 28 different countries including Sri Lanka in 2018. The initiative seeks to inspire Allianz team members as well as their friends and family to undertake recreational physical activity and get them active by giving them the opportunity to tackle pressing global issues. This 90 day programme which has been organized annually for 5 consecutive years has had a significant impact in creating a better tomorrow for children who is in most need of our support across the world.
Allianz Lanka first took part in this well-intentioned cause in 2016, and over the years we were able to steadily increase our contribution towards this worthy cause. Allianz World Run 2020 saw 12,261 participants from over 50 countries around the world cover a total distance of 1,939,901 kms in a span of 90 days. 1,103 participants from Sri Lanka took part in the event and covered 121,564Kms, a distance equivalent to around 3 times the circumference of the Earth, helping our paradise island rise to the 3rd position on Allianz World Run 2020’s global leaderboard.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, with an estimated 265 million people, both men and women playing football worldwide. Allianz believes that the values of football – teamwork, passion, and discipline, to name just a few – are equally important on and off the pitch. We are committed to instilling these values in the next generation of football players and fans. To achieve this goal, we have hosted the Allianz Explorers Camp - Football Edition, which welcomes teenagers from all over the world to come to Munich for a week of training with FC Bayern youth coaches, every year since 2009. Since then, more than 600 teenagers from more than 30 countries have already participated in the multi-day camp in Munich.
Allianz Lanka has been part of this global initiative since 2015 and has sent over 8 participants to both the Asia camp and the Munich Camp over the years. Every year participants experience a diversified program on and off the football pitch. Some of the highlights included training with FCB coaches at the FCB training facilities, meet & greet with FC Bayern players as well as knowledge sharing sessions by inspiring personalities from across the globe who have created an impact in their respective field of work. In addition, these young men and women are also given a chance to make friends with other aspiring footballers from around the world. Love of football brings people together regardless of differences in nationality or language, and Allianz is proud to be able to build a global community of young fans united by passion for the sport.
In a bid to protect the lives of fellow Sri Lankans, Allianz Lanka joined hands with the National Road Safety Council to deploy warning signs at unprotected railway crossings around the island. A steady rise in the number of accidents at unprotected railway crossings prompted Allianz Lanka to step in to protecting the lives of our fellow Sri Lankans. At each identified location a set of three signs were erected on either side of these crossings to warn drivers and pedestrians of the prospect of an oncoming train.
Since the first set of sign boards were commissioned at the Narahenpita Railway Station in October 2017, Allianz has managed to cover 34 locations over a span of 3 years including Nawinna, Kurunegala, Marata, Bandarawela, Ambepussa and Hatton. The objective of this project is to reduce the accidents and deaths occurred due to unprotected railway crossings while also educating commuters on safe train travelling habits. We are looking forward to installing reflective warning signboards across all the unprotected railway crossings in the country to help minimize the potential for train accidents.
Following the global partnership between Allianz and SOS Children’s Villages, Allianz Lanka joined hands with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka to empower youth with essential IT skills. This is part of SOS’s global ‘Youth Can!’ programme that strives to equip young care leavers with the tools they need to transition to independence and find appropriate work.
Under this partnership, Allianz will be providing 100 youth between 14 – 19 years of age from 6 SOS Family Care and SOS Family Strengthening programs across the island, with access to globally recognized International Computer Driving License (ICDL) programme by February 2023. Allianz Lanka won the Allianz Social innovation Fund worth €10,000 offered by Allianz SE in 2019 and will be utilizing the same for this.