On Thursday, 3 November, we released our Q3 2016 trading update—a report on how RSA Insurance Group has performed financially over the last three months. Here are a few more highlights in Scandinavia, Canada and the UK.
- Trygg Hansa continues to make a big splash with its focus on promoting water safety. In addition to their hugely successful 'Don't drink and dive' campaign which aimed to tackle the high number of alcohol-related swimming deaths in Sweden, they've also helped 28,500 children learn to swim by sponsoring summer swim schools.
- Our colleagues in RSA Canada raised an incredible $151,218 (£92,309) for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fire Emergency appeal which offered support to the 70,000+ residents evacuated from their homes during the devastating wildfires. Within 24 hours of the fires breaking out, our customer care teams were speaking directly to affected customers to let them know what support was available and how to stay safe. Extra adjusters were also brought in to make sure our customers—personal and commercial—got the support they needed.
- During Living Wage week (30 October - 5 November 2016), RSA UK was announced as an accredited Living Wage employer reflecting, as Helen Lloyd, RSA UK HR director says, "our recognition that our employees are our most important asset".
- Our telematics-based motor insurance product for young drivers, MORE TH>N SM>RT WHEELS, has captured over 5% of the UK telematics market in less than two years, with customers notching up over 100 million miles since its launch. Claim frequencies for SM>RT WHEELS customers are 30% below the market norm and 97% of the drivers we contacted about potentially dangerous driving habits we'd noticed said that they had changed their driving behaviour as a result.
- Finally, to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, RSA worked with the Guy Fox History Project to produce ‘History Rocks: The Great Fire of 1666’ - an illustrated children’s history book, 10,000 copies of which were distributed to primary schools around the country.