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