Confident Futures: Jabraan Shahzad on RSA’s work with local communities

In the final article in our series on our Confident Futures strategy Claims Handler Jabraan Shahzad explains how RSA plays an active role in local communities.

5 March 2020

Being a part of our local communities is something that has always been incredibly important to RSA. We recognise that, as an insurer, we have a strong connection with local communities, providing as much support as we can.

In fact, RSA employees support local charities and good causes through volunteering and fundraising activities throughout the year. Everyone at RSA can take up to two days of volunteering each year to support causes they care about.  In fact, in 2019, our employees racked up 11,900 volunteering hours helping local causes.

“Our volunteers came back and said they were really proud to work at RSA and help out at a local charity.”

I am a claims handler in our Manchester office, and the local charity committee chair.  I work closely with local charities in the area and help my colleagues get involved with volunteering, as well as coordinating fundraising activities across the site. You might remember me from my work life balance interview in July 2019.

Partnering with Neighbourly

We are partners of Neighbourly, an online platform which connects us to local charities and community projects that need our help. The Neighbourly platform gives us the opportunity to collaborate with charities and local groups, so we can ensure the time we are giving will have a lasting and positive impact on the communities we serve.

As well as working with Neighbourly, we’re passionate about raising money for the causes our employees care about the most. That's why we offer a pound-for-pound match funding scheme for employee fundraising activities in aid of any UK-registered charity.

We also have a Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme, which lets employees make a regular, monthly donation to a charity of their choice from. RSA matches donations of up to £10 per month.

Find out more

Find out more on efforts to integrate responsible business practices into our everyday operations in our Confident Futures hub.