Culture and Ethics
At Pen, we're proud of our unique workplace culture and have coined the term 'One Pen' that encapsulates the togetherness we feel and value.
Inclusion and Diversity at Pen
Our Inclusion and Diversity committee has been set-up to drive our focus and action across five key areas:
- Multi Ethnicity Racial Aliance (MERA)
- Mental health
- Social mobility
We're proud to be part of one of the World's Most Ethical Companies
In 2021, as part of the Gallagher group, we have been recognised for the tenth year running as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Globally, only 145 companies from 21 countries have been acknowledged in this way and we are the only insurance broker to be awarded this distinction. The Ethisphere Award is a global award, with other honourees including Dell, Marks & Spencer, Hasbro and Volvo.
The Ethisphere Institute recognises those companies that demonstrate a strong ethics and compliance programme, good corporate citizenship and responsibility as well as a culture of ethics, governance, leadership, innovation and reputation.
We are proud to have won this award for seven consecutive years, demonstrating our continued commitment to ethical behaviour. It shows potential and existing clients that they can trust us, not just from our principles but from how we put them into action.
As part of this, together with Gallagher, we participate in the United Nations Global Compact Principles. This is a policy which demonstrates a commitment to act in line with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
We are committed to giving back to our communities
In 2021 Pen employees voted to continue with our support for Pancreatic Cancer Action and Willow Foundation as our two corporate charity partners. Pen's own Charity Committee has been set up to focus our efforts. You can find out more about our fundraising activities on the charity page here.
Our ethics are part of our DNA and we apply them to our relationships with all of our stakeholders: colleagues, brokers, suppliers, partners and, most importantly, the people we insure.