Corporate & Social Responsibility

123.ie is committed to being a responsible member of the communities in which we live and to making a positive contribution to the world in which we work. We want to give back. For 123.ie, that means a real dedication to supporting charitable organisations and to protecting our environment, through raising awareness, fund-raising and sensible corporate policies.
 
Of course, we are also determined to be an exceptional employer, to make this a great place in which to work so that our team members feel proud of 123.ie and really enjoy working here.
 
RSA Insurance companies all around the world are managed in a responsible and ethical manner and follow a strong, clear group-wide corporate responsibility strategy. To find out more about RSA's group strategy click here
 
123.ie is one of those companies. 
 
So how do we demonstrate those commitments in our day-to-day working life? Well, you can see our strategy at work in three key areas:
 
  1. Charitable aid
  2. Environmental respect
  3. Attracting and retaining talent

Charitable Aid

Every year 123.ie staff vote for four charities for the company to support. The entire team gets behind this and the company matches every euro that they raise.
Last year, we raised significant sums for The Irish Cancer SocietyThe Jack and Jill FoundationPieta House and The Irish Kidney Association.
 
This year, the charities we have chosen to get behind are:

 

Environmental Respect

123.ie is determined to minimise the impact we have on our natural environment. As with all RSA Insurance companies, we measure and report our CO2 emissions, set targets for reducing them, improve energy efficiency, waste disposal, travel impacts and resource use in our building and daily operations. From choosing more efficient technology to encouraging our suppliers to reduce their carbon footprints, we make improvements every quarter of every year.
RSA Insurance also has a partnership with World Wildlife Fund that spans five countries, focusing on environmental issues that include flooding, marine risk and low carbon energy. RSA Insurance has been a carbon neutral company since 2008.
With that commitment to protecting our physical environment in mind, we put a lot of thought into designing our head office in Dundrum, Dublin 16. For example, it has helped to reduce our CO2 emissions by up to 30% compared to a normal office building.
Presence detectors and daylight sensors control the general lighting and reduce associated energy consumption by 20%. “Chilled beams" help with cooling instead of traditional fan coil units and low usage water fittings reduce water consumption.

Attracting and Retaining Talent

This is a unified team and a great place to work. We have seen that when everyone is happy, motivated and rewarded, success comes naturally. That’s why we concentrate so hard on attracting, developing and retaining the best people in the business. As you’d expect, we promote a positive, challenging, high performance culture in which people are encouraged to use their initiative, come up with bright ideas, do the right thing and take exceptional care of our customers.
Our Wellbeing Policy is a well thought out way of maintaining a working environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of the entire team, both physically and psychologically.
We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is designed to give our staff, their families and anyone reliant on them for emotional support, with confidential services for addressing emotional, legal, financial or other issues that are worrying them.
The EAP provides confidential telephone and face to face counselling service through VHI Corporate Solutions and their experienced, professional counsellors and advisors can offer you expert information, counselling and support to help you prepare for, and cope successfully with whatever is causing anxiety and pressure.