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About ANZ

ANZ traces its origins to the Bank of Australasia, which opened its first office in Sydney in 1835. The bank established a Melbourne office in 1838, where ANZ's world headquarters is located today at 833 Collins Street, Melbourne.

ANZ is a publicly listed company, and was incorporated on 14 July 1977 in Australia. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is the main holding and operating company for the Group and our registered office is ANZ Centre, Level 9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia.

ANZ is one of the five largest listed companies in Australia by market capitalisation, one of four major banks in Australia (by total assets) and the largest bank in New Zealand (by total assets).

As at 30 September 2018, ANZ had a market capitalisation of A$81.0 billion and total assets of A$942.6 billion.

We operate in more than 33 markets across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, Europe, America and the Middle East.

Our ~40,000 staff serve retail, commercial and institutional customers through consumer and corporate offerings in our core markets, and regional trade and capital flows across the region.

ANZ is owned by over 500,000 shareholders with 43% of ANZ's shareholdings (by value) held by retail shareholders and 57% by Institutional shareholders. 74% of ANZ's shareholdings (by value) is held by domestic shareholders and 26% held by offshore investors. 

ANZ shares and related securities are listed on the Australian and New Zealand exchanges.

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Our approach to sustainability

Sustainability at ANZ is about ensuring our business is managed to take account of social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities. By taking these factors into consideration across all areas of our business, we can create and preserve value for customers, shareholders, our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate.

Our Sustainability Framework supports our business strategy, reflects our most material issues and is aligned with our purpose. At the core of our Framework is Fair and responsible banking – keeping pace with the expectations of our customers, employees and the community, behaving fairly and responsibly and maintaining high standards of conduct.

Our three priority areas are:

Environmental sustainability – supporting household, business and financial practices that improve environmental sustainability. 

Housing – improving the availability of suitable and affordable housing options for all Australians and New Zealanders.

Financial wellbeing – improving the financial wellbeing of our customers, employees and the community by helping them make the most of their money throughout their lives.

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Read ANZ's latest Sustainability Review