Sustainability @ ANZ

Corporate Sustainability Review

Reporting on our progress 

Today we released our 2015 Corporate Sustainability Review, which reports on how we are tackling our material sustainability issues. More...

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Accessibility for all 

Creating a workplace that is welcoming and accessible for staff of all abilities provides us with insight into customer needs of those with a disability, their carers and families. More...

Jim and kids

Flexibility no impediment to career advancement 

We have been recognised for our commitment to flexible working after two of our senior executives were recently named on this year’s part-time power list by ProfessionalMums.net and news website Women’s Agenda. More...

Previous editions

November 2015
SDGs logo

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals 

At the United Nations summit on private sector implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we committed to bringing the goals to life in our business. More...

Women in the Solomons

Helping women save in the Solomons 

More than 8,400 people - mostly women - in the Pacific have participated in MoneyMinded, our adult financial education program, this year. More... 

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Impaired loans and the role of banks 

In our submission to an Australian Parliamentary inquiry into banks' rural lending practices, we discuss how ANZ seeks to support its customers "through the cycle".  More...

October 2015
Electric car

$10 billion to support the transition to a low carbon economy 

We will fund and facilitate investment of $10 billion over the next five years to support our customers to transition to a low carbon economy.  More...

Water

Updated sensitive sector policies guide responsible business lending 

We have strengthened the policies which guide our lending to customers in socially and environmentally sensitive industries.  More...

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Eliminating bribery and corruption from international business transactions 

We are advocating greater co-operation between business and Australian law enforcement agencies to deal with bribery and corruption. More...

August 2015
Flexible working

Flexible working - supporting our people and our customers

More than half of our employees are working flexibly, helping them meet their personal and family needs. More...

Winning the away game

Winning the Away Game

The Australian economy could be better off by AUD $1bn a year if reforms to address tax bias against dividends from offshore profits were adopted. More...

MoneyMinded Mondays

MoneyMinded Mondays

We have supported nearly 300,000 lower income people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific to improve their financial skills through our flagship financial education program MoneyMinded. More...

Continued support to build savings habits

Continued support to build savings habits

More low income Australians will build a long-term savings habit with the Australian Government and ANZ providing new support to the Saver Plus program. More...

July 2015
Supporting employees and customers affected by family violence

Supporting employees and customers affected by family violence

Our submission to Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence outlines the assistance we offer to our employees and customers affected by family violence. More...

Contributing to a lower carbon future

Contributing to a lower carbon future

We recently launched our first ‘green’ bond, raising A$600 million, the largest climate related bond by an Australian issuer. More...

Partnering with the Australian Water Association

Partnering with the Australian Water Association

We have entered into a partnership to help improve the management of water resources in our South East Asia markets. Safe drinking water and waste water treatment are key public health issues in many regional markets. More...

May 2015
Launch of fifth Adult Financial Literacy in Australia report

Launch of fifth Adult Financial Literacy in Australia report

The findings of the fifth Survey of Adult Financial Literacy in Australia have been released today. This comprehensive survey of 3,400 people is the longest-running and most often-repeated survey of its kind. More...

Seeking Asia growth opportunity

Seizing the Asian growth opportunity

A new AsiaLink report Australia's jobs future: the rise of Asia and the services opportunity, has found that the services industry will play an increasingly important role in the future prosperity of Australia. More...

Supporting PNG's entrepreneurs

Supporting Papua New Guinea’s entrepreneurs

We are piloting a new version of our MoneyMinded financial education program in Papua New Guinea (PNG), specifically tailored to support the growth of small to medium sized businesses (SME's). More...

Improving the professional standards of financial advisors

Improving the professional standards of financial advisors

Our submission to a Government consultation on the financial advice industry supports the need for rigorous professional standards, underpinned by appropriate regulatory and legislative requirements, to restore the community’s trust in the industry. More...

April 2015
Measuring the success of MoneyMinded online

Measuring the success of MoneyMinded online

Our online money skills program is proving a success at establishing a savings habit among participants. More...

Increasing access to financial services in Cambodia

Increasing access to financial services in Cambodia

A pioneering partnership between ANZ Royal and Hattha Kaksekar Limited, a microfinance institution in Cambodia, is providing benefits to customers of both institutions. More...

Our response to the FSI

Our response to the Financial System Inquiry

We have made a submission to the Australian Government on the final recommendations of the Financial System Inquiry (FSI). More...

March 2015
Saver Plus - a decade of impact

Saver Plus - a decade of impact

About 23,000 lower income Australians have participated in and saved more than $13.5 million through our matched savings program. More...

Supporting the Pacific to reach its potential

Supporting the Pacific to reach its potential

We have joined with the Australian Government to support economic growth and sustainable development in the Pacific. More...

Celebrating diversity in the workplace

Celebrating diversity in the workplace

As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, for the past eight years we have participated in the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Given the Chance refugee employment program. We recently celebrated our 100th participant in the program. More...

February 2015
Mobile banking changing lives

Mobile banking changing lives

It used to take Solomon Islander Donald Beto days to collect his pay. More...

Building money skills in Vietnam, Samoa and Cook Islands

Building money skills in Vietnam, Samoa and Cook Islands

More people are improving their money skills across the region with the launch of new partnerships in Vietnam and the expansion of MoneyMinded in Samoa and the Cook Islands. More...

A new approach to financial hardship

A new approach to financial hardship

We have joined with Australian community partner Kildonan UnitingCare to launch CareRing, a new program tackling the complex needs of people experiencing financial hardship. More...

Improving the quality of financial advice

Improving the quality of financial advice

Our submission to an Australian Senate inquiry into financial advice recognises that more needs to be done to improve the quality of financial advice. More...

December 2014
Reporting on our progress

Reporting on our progress

Today we released our 2014 Corporate Sustainability Review, which details how we are addressing our most material sustainability issues. More...

Financed emissions

Tracking financed emissions

This year we report on the greenhouse gas emissions arising from our direct funding of electricity generation in our project finance portfolio. More...

Tracked financed emissions

Creating an inclusive and accessible workplace

Building a more accessible and inclusive workplace has benefits beyond reflecting the diversity of the communities in which we operate. It can also help us consider customer service from a wider variety of perspectives. More...

Responsible lending

Responsible lending

This year we reviewed two of our Sensitive Sector Policies, the Extractive Industries and Energy policies. Our Sensitive Sector Policies ensure social and environmental considerations are incorporated into our lending decisions. More...

November 2014
Making banking safer and simpler for customers

Making banking simpler and safer for customers

We are innovating to provide customers with simpler, faster and more secure ways to bank. More...

Delivering banking services to Myanmar

Delivering banking services to Myanmar

We have been awarded preliminary approval for a banking licence by the Central Bank of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. More...

Leadership in climate disclosure

Leadership in climate disclosure

We continue to be a leader in disclosing our efforts to reduce carbon emissions and manage climate change related risks in our business. This year we were included in the ASX 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for the ninth consecutive year. More...

October 2014
Supporting small business growth

Supporting small business growth

We are providing small and medium sized business customers the tools they need to help grow their businesses. More...

Improving gender balance

Improving gender balance

Our Technology Division is working to increase representation of women in an industry that traditionally struggles to recruit female talent. More...

Spotlight on employee wellbeing

Spotlight on employee wellbeing

Coinciding with Mental Health Week in Australia we are running a series of activities throughout October to raise awareness and support our employees to deal with stress and maintain their mental well-being. More...