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Foresters approach to sustainability

Our commitment to building a better future

Do more of the good you want to do

Sustainability is about fulfilling economic, social well-being and environmental needs now without compromising future generations. This goes hand-in-hand with our purpose of enriching the well-being of our members, their families and communities.


Download Foresters 2022 Sustainability Report

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability efforts are part of everything we do at Foresters. We focus, in particular, on three of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 3: Good health and well-being, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities and Goal 13: Climate action.


Our approach to sustainability

Our sustainability framework is our roadmap to building a better future together:


At Foresters

We are improving the environmental and social impact of our day-to-day business operations and ensuring good governance.


Our members, employees and advisers

We are helping our members enhance their well-being, our employees belong, learn and thrive, including our Financial Advisers, who are there to support all our customers. We want to help you, our members, employees and advisers do more of the good you want to do.


Families and communities

Together, we are enriching the wellbeing of families and communities.



Through our actions, we are making a difference in society and helping to shape a better future for everyone.

Key highlights:


Sustainable fund

launched to members and customers in the UK.2



tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent saved in the UK in 2022 through purchase of zero-carbon electricity.

3,588 grants of nearly

£3.1 million

were paid out in 2022 for enriching local communities.5

378 competitive scholarships3 totalling over


were awarded in 2022.4

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries. Registered Office: Foresters Financial, Foresters House, 2 Cromwell Avenue, Bromley BR2 9BF. Registered in England number FC2825. Branch No. BR723. For more information, please email CM442. 

1 Foresters Go is provided by The Independent Order of Foresters and is operated by dacadoo AG.

2 Find out more here.

3 The Competitive Scholarship benefit is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Eligible members, their spouse, dependent children, and grandchildren may apply subject to the eligibility criteria. Visit for more information.

4 378 scholarships at a value of £644,777 were paid out in 2022.

Description of member benefits that you may receive assumes you are a Foresters member. Members must be 18 years of age or older and must have an active Foresters Plan and maintain it in good standing. Foresters member benefits are non-contractual, subject to benefit specific eligibility requirements, definitions and limitations and may be changed or cancelled without notice.

Member benefits are not regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority or the Financial Conduct Authority and may change in the future

5 3,588 grants valued at £3,057,403 were paid out in 2022. Total amount includes Foresters Care Benefit, Foresters Moments, Member-led Community Involvement, Foresters staff-led Community Involvement and Foresters Moments (formerly Fun family), Member Leader Branch Matching Programmes and Member Leader Fraternal Funding Programmes.

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