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Ensuring Strong Governance

Given the increased scope and complexity of the Sanlam Emerging Markets cluster, governance, risk and compliance are vital to ensure sound management of the business.

Our Multinational Governance Framework

Our multinational governance framework aligns all business units and geographies to:

  • Achieve strategic goals and targets;
  • Safeguard the Group’s assets;
  • Secure the Group’s information and data;
  • Support business sustainability;
  • Protect the Group’s reputation;
  • Align the Group’s interests with common values;
  • Unlock synergies (“Sanlam for Sanlam”);
  • Ensure the quality of financial results;
  • Implement to the benefit of all stakeholders; and
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

To support and develop mature governance and ethics structures and processes in the emerging markets where we operate, all companies are expected to confirm compliance with our governance principles in their annual board representation letters. We also conduct rolling risk management maturity assessments. There is a strong focus on increasing awareness and knowledge of the non-negotiable role ethical conduct plays in the success of Sanlam among Sanlam Emerging Markets’ employees and management, as well as subsidiary companies.

Ensuring Strong Governance and Driving Optimisation Synergies

Sanlam Emerging Markets’ evolving regulatory landscape requires strong compliance and risk management capability. The onboarding of Saham Finances will also require a review of existing board structures and board representation and the introduction of Sanlam Group governance and compliance policies and frameworks. Find out more about SEM’s evolving governance network.

Our Blue Ladder School Programme Reaches into Africa

Through our Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Programme we partner with schools to improve maths competency and provide crucial health and wellness skills for learners. While this programme has previously only been rolled out in South Africa (with a total of 75 schools onboarded since 2015), it has now reached beyond the border and into Africa in partnership with Sanlam Emerging Markets.

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