A message from our Chief Executive Officer
At Fairfax, the values we embrace are fully aligned with the concepts underpinning ESG. While the formality of the reports and their related ratings are still fairly new, Fairfax was built on the foundation of many of ESG’s key concepts back in 1985. As supported by our Guiding Principles, our company culture is rooted in the philosophy of “doing good, by doing well” and has enshrined a value-based approach to business, consistent with the objectives that ESG seeks to promote.
Fairfax and our subsidiaries have always operated for the long-term benefit of our employees, customers, shareholders, and communities. For 38 years, we’ve taken a long-term, value-based approach to everything that we do – because as trends tend to come and go, we know true sustainability requires a deep sense of purpose, dedication, and the foresight to build for future success.
Through our decentralized structure, each of our operating companies pursues the goals of environmental stewardship, social justice, and responsible governance in a manner appropriate to their business activities. With nearly two dozen of our insurance companies operating on the ground in over 50 countries, you will find an impressively diverse collection of initiatives tailored to local needs and conditions.
I am delighted to share our updated report, which illuminates the many ways in which our companies support and advance the objectives on which ESG is focused.
I hope you enjoy our report and find it revealing of the commitment we have to operate our businesses with a deep sense of social responsibility.
Chief Executive Officer