Sustainability @ ANZ

Mai Nu

Saver Plus - helping families save

Over thirty two thousand lower income Australians participated in our matched savings program, Saver Plus.  Program participants, 86% of whom are women, have saved $17.4 million to cover their own or their children's education costs.  More...

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Strengthening whistleblower measures

We are making progress on actions to help regain trust in the Australian banking sector.   More...

Wind farm

Investing for the climate in Asia

We have worked with The Asia Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), to help identify lower carbon opportunities in the region.  More...

Sediqa

Supporting refugees through workforce participation

We are helping refugees gain vital work experience through our support of the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Given the Chance refugee employment program.  More...

Previous editions

August 2016
Rates on screen

Interest rates - balancing stakeholders needs

Balancing the needs of borrowers, depositors, and other lenders to ANZ, as well as Shareholders, is the core of the interest rates debate, says CEO Shayne Elliott.  More...

Seeds in hands

Supporting communities in regional Australia

We are supporting communities in regional Australia through our Seeds of Renewal grants program.   More...

Coconut farm

Bringing mobile banking to rural communities in the Pacific

We are supporting digital banking services to people working in the coconut industry in the Solomon Islands.  More...

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Improving availability and use of data

We have made a submission to the Australian Productivity Commission's inquiry into how to improve the availability and use of data to benefit consumers.  More...

 

July 2016
City scape

Building confidence in Banks

We have joined with other banks in initiating independent reviews of how our sales employees are paid and standards of good conduct. More...

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Supporting small business to grow

Through our annual Business Growth Program we are equipping another 10 high potential Australia small-to-medium sized businesses with the skills they need to accelerate growth.  More...

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The role of financial education in family violence

We have commenced a pilot with our community partner Berry Street to explore how financial education can be used to support women affected by domestic violence and family violence.  More...

Fallon

Providing opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We are providing employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  More...

June 2016
Braile

Accessible and inclusive banking

We have been working with Vision Australia to improve the banking experience for our customers. More...

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Assistance for Australian dairy farmers

We have announced an assistance package for Australian dairy farmers impacted by a mid-season milk price reduction. More...

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Building on a strong foundation

Our new  Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) will set out how we assist those vulnerable to financial hardship. More...

Towers

Making sense of carbon risk disclosure

To help inform the current debate on carbon risk disclosure for investors and other stakeholders, we asked The Climate Institute, an NGO, to evaluate our most recent disclosures. More...

May 2016
Shayen Elliott - CEO

ANZ CEO - hard work to regain trust 

CEO Shayne Elliott acknowledges that the banking industry has allowed poor practices, weak procedures and misaligned incentives to detract from the core purpose of serving customers and supporting communities. More...

Meeting with customers

Restoring customer confidence

We have joined with other Australian banks in announcing actions we will take to build customer confidence and community trust.  Implementation will be overseen by a respected independent expert, with quarterly public reports on progress. More...

Rosie Batty

Our role in tackling domestic violence 

We are taking action to support our employees, customers and others in the community affected by domestic violence. More...

Trucks on freeway

Advocating for improved carbon risk disclosure

We are helping shape future carbon disclosures by businesses in Australia and internationally. More...

March 2016
Lady doing a budget

Building awareness of financial difficultly 

To raise Australian employee awareness about customer hardship and the support measures we can offer, we recently ran Financial Difficulty Awareness Month. More...

MoneyMinded workshop

More people benefit from MoneyMinded

A new evaluation report shows more than 355,000 people have benefitted from our adult financial education program, MoneyMinded.  More...

PNG workshop

Developing business skills in the Pacific

We have developed a small business financial education program for the Pacific.  More...

Interview

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...

February 2016
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Respecting and promoting human rights 

We are reviewing and updating our human rights standards. More...

MoneyMinded workshop

MoneyMinded is changing mindsets in Papua New guinea

Our Pacific employees are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in their communities.  More...

Kasia

Saver Plus - making life easier 

Saver Plus, Australia's largest and longest running matched savings and financial education program, is helping to make life easier for single parent Kasia, who is raining two young children on her own.  More...

December 2015
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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...

November 2015
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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... 

Tree

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...

Man with cash

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...