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Introduction

South Africa, our key market for almost 10 decades, experienced significant change since 1918 through periods of both prosperity and hardship.

By aligning and adapting our strategy to stay true to our purpose, we have consistently made a difference in people’s lives. This enabled us to grow to be one of the biggest internationally active insurance groups, delivering significant value to all our stakeholders, including our shareholders since listing in 1998.

On the cusp of 100 years in existence, Sanlam has a continuing legacy that builds on:

  • always putting the client first – and doing what is right for the client;
  • evolving our client base and solution offerings for different markets, segments and channels;
  • our responsibility as a corporate citizen and stabilising role in all economies where we operate;
  • partnerships across networks, industries and countries; and
  • our contribution to transform and empower individuals, businesses and communities.

Our active participation in industry, organised business and community bodies, especially in our base country, South Africa – to positively influence economic development, job creation and ensure political and financial stability – is an important feature of our wider impact on society. Our engagement with government, labour and business leaders continues delivering responses geared toward addressing factors that lead to sub-optimal economic growth. Sanlam is well positioned to help shape an ecosystem that can achieve stability, certainty and economic growth by contributing to the financial resilience and prosperity of individuals, organisations and society.

Our present vision and strategy have been largely unchanged since 2003. Our ability to effectively execute on our strategy has been a key driver of our success over the last 14 years. It is an enduring foundation to launch us into our centenary year and to continue creating shared value for individuals, organisations and society.

Read more about the Group’s performance during 2017 in the Financial and Operational Review.

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