In business, the environment and the community – Legal & General employees are making a difference
Making a Difference awards
It is important to us to recognise employees who devote time to charitable, community or environmental activities. In 2005, we introduced our ‘Making a Difference’ (MAD) Awards scheme, which was designed to reward employees who show outstanding commitment to the environment. This year, we have expanded the MAD Awards to encompass community and charity work too. By means of this scheme, commitment can be rewarded on a regular and spontaneous basis throughout the year, culminating in an awards ceremony at the end of the year.
Making a difference in the workplace
Outstanding commitment and the ability to ‘make a difference’ are qualities also applicable to the workplace. In one of the most complex projects ever undertaken at Legal & General, many of our internal systems and processes were redesigned to effect the changes required by new pensions simplification legislation, which came into force on 6 April 2006. We also undertook an extensive communication programme with policyholders and advisers to inform them of the changes and opportunities brought about by the legislation. The project’s success demonstrates our strength and flexibility as well as teamwork and an ability to embrace change. Just some of our many employees who contributed to the delivery of the project are shown here.