LV= cares

We believe that people prefer to work for, and deal with, a business that they feel good about and that makes a conscious effort to do the right thing.

Every year over £1million is raised, donated or invested in UK good causes. Our volunteer and charity matching schemes support our people in their charitable endeavours by offering up to two and a half days matched time off for volunteering and pound for pound matching on the money that they raise up to £500 or £1,000 for a team effort. Through payroll giving, our people donate money from their salary for causes of their choice. Our 'Pennies for Charity' scheme takes the odd pennies from their net pay and donates it to a local charity voted for by employees in their office.

Long term partnerships with local organisations give us an opportunity to give back more to the wider community. Every year we lend our fundraising support to two big national charities, BBC Children in Need and Comic/Sports Relief. Our people never fail to find wild and wacky ways of raising money for these two great causes whilst having lots of fun in the process.

Community investment and fundraising

£185,000 distributed through our network of regional community committees

300 good causes supported

3,400 hours spent volunteering to support local causes

£60,000 donated to UK based charities through 'Payroll Giving'

£90,000 more money raised for good causes through our pound for pound matching

42% of our people are signed up to our 'Pennies for Charity' salary sacrifice scheme

Community sponsorship

LV= KidZone. Working with Bournemouth Borough Council to keep children safe at the beach.

Raising awareness of the Dogs & Cats Home through sponsored shows and events.

Brentwood Half Marathon and Fun Run. Hands on sponsorship that includes handing out bottled water at the finish line.

Caring for our environment

91% of our waste is recycled (at LV= fully managed sites)

400 bins replaced with recycling points

£2 million investment in energy and water conserving activities