Building a diverse workplace
Our goal is to become a super regional bank across the Asia Pacific region and crucial to our success is building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. This means creating a work environment where employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability and sexual orientation are valued.
We view diversity as a strategic asset, and believe that the perspectives, experiences and contributions of our people are the source of ANZ’s creativity, innovation and business success.
The group-level Corporate Responsibility and Diversity Committee guides strategies, and sponsors initiatives to create a more inclusive culture at ANZ. The Corporate Responsibility and Diversity Committee is chaired by the CEO and is responsible for setting the strategic direction and identifying focus areas for improvement in diversity across our region. It is also a decision-making forum of senior executives who are working together to build a diverse workforce and inclusive culture to enhance ANZ’s business performance.
Our three-year diversity framework is designed to support the development of an outperformance culture and ANZ’s super regional strategy. Over this three-year period, our diversity agenda will include a more specific focus on ethnic and cultural diversity, an emphasis on internal execution of diversity strategies, and reflect a clear link between diversity and business results.
Specifically our framework covers:
- cultural background: increasing workforce ethnic and cultural diversity
- gender: creating a truly gender balanced business and increasing the representation of women in management
- disability: building a business that welcomes and supports customers and employees with disability
- flexibility: providing innovative policies and practices to enable employees to balance their work and life commitments and perform at their best.
Each year a budget is set by our Corporate Responsibility and Diversity Committee to fund innovative diversity and inclusion projects that help us to meet our diversity agenda.
Please see our Corporate Responsibility reports for previous years' results
|ASX corporate governance principles on diversity|
ANZ is in compliance with diversity-related criteria in the revised ASX Governance Principles which formally took effect for ANZ from October 1, 2011. Criteria include disclosing a diversity policy & having publicly disclosed, measurable targets for achieving gender diversity in accordance with the diversity policy.