A different kind of business

Many businesses say they’re different but Ecclesiastical really is. We believe it’s possible to do business differently and build a powerful movement for good across society.

We are part of Benefact Group, a financial services group that exists to give its profits to charity – you won’t find anyone else with a charitable commitment that runs right to its core.

Our charitable purpose drives our strategic goal of being the most trusted insurer in our chosen markets. It shapes the way we do business, particularly our focus on doing the right thing for our customers and business partners.

Socially positive

As part of the Benefact Group, we give millions of pounds to thousands of charities every year. We’re a top company donor1 and have given over €200m in over 10,000 donations since 2014. We believe in doing business better because we can create a real impact in the world and the more successful we are, the more we can give to good causes.

We put giving in the hands of our people and partners. MyGiving enables every employee to give small grants to causes they care about and we support this with volunteering and doubling fundraising and employee giving. We look for opportunities to involve our partners and supporters in our giving initiatives –  nominating charities in the Movement for Good awards and helping support our fundraising for our local charity partners

Sustainable charity partners

We work with key charity partners who tackle issues important to our customers and communities. Our colleagues can volunteer for a charity of their choice each year during a normal working day and our colleagues select a charity each year as our corporate focus for support including fundraising and volunteering. 

Doing good by being a better business

Ecclesiastical is a community made up of people with different backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, beliefs and interests. We want everyone to feel a genuine sense of belonging and to know that we are all valued and included.

The Best Companies assessment tells us we are a company demonstrating world class levels of employee engagement. We achieve this by supporting wellbeing, development, growth and flexibility. We also demand high standards of our partners and suppliers and achieve this by setting standards of conduct, fair payment terms and respecting human rights.

Ecclesiastical continues to be a founding and supportive signatory to the Women in Finance Charter. We’re committed to being a business where everyone can belong.

Our climate commitments

As part of a responsible group of business, we believe sharing in the responsibility of climate change is the right thing to do. That means addressing our current and historic carbon contributions, and where we can, supporting customers and communities in tackling their climate challenges too. 

Together we can build a better future for our planet. Read more about our Group climate commitment 

DSC – The guide to UK Company Giving 2023-24