Our origins at ASI are rooted in the imperatives of transformation, empowerment and excellence. As such, the ASI approach to medium and large employer financial advisory services is focused on making a difference in people’s lives, by offering unique solutions in the area of employee benefits that are future-focused, integrated and presented with integrity that puts people first.
ASI achieved a Level 1 B-BBEE accreditation status in 2014 and has recently retained the Level 1 status, as a generic business, under the Financial Sector Charter Codes. This means that all clients who appoint ASI as their advisors will not only receive our exceptional, unique and excellence-based advisory services, but will also be able to claim 135% of procurement spend towards their own B-BBEE scorecard.
From a governance perspective, our clients receive completely independent advisory services as we are free of provider influence or investment. Following our commitment to service delivery, ASI has introduced a Penalty-Based Service Level Agreement, an instrument that ties all our business relationships to clearly identified deliverables and holds us accountable to deliver on our promises.
Over the last ten years, ASI has been committed to delivering exceptional services, showing profit to our shareholders AND making a difference to our industry and South African communities. We achieve this in various ways, including:
- A fresh approach to advisory services delivered by an experienced team who challenge the status-quo
- Industry engagement with the Competition Commission Enquiries, Industry Bodies, NEDLAC and professional standardisation bodies
- Intentionally developing young black talent and smaller black suppliers
- Green energy initiatives
- Strict internal protocols for compliance and anti-corruption.
These factors, coupled with ASI’s Corporate Social Investment (‘CSI’) Pillar, has meant we have been implementing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) initiatives since our inception.