Thomas Miller invests in its employees’ wellbeing through several benefits and employment practices, which strengthens further company’s culture and in turn helps to maintain and grow a sustainable long-term business.
urthermore, the insurer’s first ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) report delves into detail on what Thomas Miller has done over the past year to strengthen its commitment to ESG in a range of different areas, as well as the specific actions it will take in the forthcoming year to continue to move the dial in the right direction.
Through its ESG strategy, Thomas Miller aims to drive further positive change both within its own operations and supporting the industries it serves.
We recognise that our Company success is not solely measured by financial performance, but also by our impact on the environment, the wellbeing of our employees and our contributions to society.
… said Hugh Titcomb, Chief Executive of Thomas Miller
#1 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
In 2023, Thomas Miller aims to take specific actions to achieve a more diverse workforce. These specific actions will include:
- Partnering with diversity focused professional communities and social enterprise organisations to offer work experience and encourage applications from more diverse populations
- Analysing job advertisements to ensure the language used attracts the broadest and most diverse range of potential candidates
- Researching and advertising on job boards that focus on specific underrepresented groups
- Implementing barrier-free application processes to support candidates with disabilities
- Working with agencies who actively promote diversity themes in their own processes
#2 Employee wellbeing and engagement
In their 2022 Employee Engagement Survey, employees overwhelmingly cited employee wellbeing as needing to be a key focus for the Company. Thomas Miller pays attention on the four following pillars of wellbeing:
In 2022, they also asked a series of ESG-related questions to solicit feedback on their ESG plan. 86% of respondents said it was critical that Thomas Miller took ESG issues seriously, providing overwhelming support for their ESG commitment.
They replied to 34% of respondents who claimed they were unfamiliar with ESG concerns by launching 2023 with three weeks of ESG marketing on the Company intranet.
Furthermore, through articles, videos, webinars, and podcasts, they supplied staff with a variety of tools and resources on ESG subjects.
Thomas Miller has taken steps over recent years to reduce the environmental impact of their offices. Specific examples in London include:
- Implementing a programme of light replacement to install efficient LED lighting
- Ensuring their waste management service supplier aligns with their Environmental Statement
- Introduction of agile working
- Introducing new technologies to reduce the amount of paper used in their business processes
- Promoting environmental responsibility amongst employees
- The introduction of an electric and low emissions Vehicle Lease Scheme
- Increasing the allowance for their Cycle to Work Scheme
- Purchasing 100% green electricity backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origins (REGOs)
In addition to our ESG achievements, this report also highlights our challenges and opportunities for improvement. We acknowledge that we still have work to do, and we are committed to making meaningful progress towards our ESG goals in the coming years.
… added Hugh Titcomb