ANZ operates in 34 markets with representation in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe, America and the Middle East. Our workforce represents 200 cultural and ethnic backgrounds and speaks over 90 languages.
We consider an inclusive and culturally diverse workforce a critical ‘people foundation’ for delivering our super regional strategy. We have a plan to systematically build, celebrate and leverage the diversity of our workforce and drive an inclusive environment across the organisation for strategic advantage.
We want to achieve a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we operate in. It’s all part of our commitment to understanding our customers and their world better than anyone else.
With this in mind, our priorities are to:
- Have culturally diverse and culturally capable leaders who role model our values
- Leverage the inherent strengths of a culturally diverse workforce to create value for our customers and shareholders
- Celebrate the diversity of our workforce and support all our employees to perform at their best
- Continue to attract, retain and engage a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce.
Indigenous Action Plan (IAP)
The IAP is a roadmap outlining ANZ's long-term commitment to the financial and social well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The IAP is monitored by ANZ’s Australian Division Diversity Council to ensure it is implemented, remains relevant and is achieving its objectives.
In 2016, we are working in partnership with Reconciliation Australia to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan that will reflect our renewed commitments cover the coming years.
In support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and reconciliation, ANZ is proud to make available our cultural awareness learning module for general use.
Given the Chance
Launched by The Brotherhood of St. Laurence in 2002, Given the Chance is a work placement program that provides former refugees and asylum seekers in Australia with the skills and experience needed to help them gain entry into the workforce.
ANZ has participated since 2007 with over 100 participants taking part in work placements across Australia.
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