The power of social good
Welcome to the 2018 Sustainable Development Report

We are using shared value to create new partnerships, products and customer experiences

Since inception Discovery has set a powerful core purpose: to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives. Our purpose has manifested in a globally relevant Shared-Value Insurance model. In 2013, Discovery also set Ambition 2018 - a stretch goal, which has been a powerful driver of our Group strategy and propelling the business to the next level. Ambition 2018 was about wanting to be the best insurer in the world and a powerful force for social good. The aspirational targets that emerged out of Ambition 2018 challenged the whole of Discovery to think in new ways about how to create shared value.

This report is an opportunity to assess our progress in becoming a force for social good, with a view to the future.

"...we have the unique ability to make the core of our business relevant to sustainability”

Discovery Group Chief Executive
Adrian Gore

Inspiring better lifestyle choices

Our commitment to expanding and deepening shared value is demonstrated in a range of new and creative partnerships, products and customer experiences - demonstrating the power of social good.

The global growth of our business in new markets and new countries has only just begun. In each part of our business and each new geography, Discovery's commitment to the model of shared value is the key differentiator, adapted for each business and market. What does not vary is our core purpose with Vitality at the centre of our Shared-Value Insurance model.

The model demonstrates the value of better lifestyle choices for better heath, road safety and financial security. Our model works by helping individuals to pursue healthy and active lives to prevent and manage illness and promotes safer driving to reduce harm on the roads. It also encourages people to start saving more and sooner for better financial security now and in retirement.

“Diversity will enhance the quality of decision making, by making sure we are able to tap into a varied number of perspectives to design products and services.”

Chief People Officer
Tswelo Kodisang

Evaluating our impact

Our previous Sustainable Development Reports outlined our actions and performance in three areas. This year we add a fourth: Healthy and inclusive organisation. This reflects the value we place on company culture, skills and skills development, leadership and transformation. Here, we also highlight our longstanding organisational commitment to managing and, where possible, minimising our environmental footprint.

We invite you to explore this website to read more about the power of social good. It is Discovery's journey to realising our ambitions for the good of clients, our business and society.

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