We understand that disability is relevant to every aspect of our business – customers, employees, markets, communities, suppliers and key stakeholders.
We ensure our workplace welcomes, supports and celebrates the unique contributions of all our people. We also aim to ensure that our products and services are inclusive and accessible to everyone. Under the framework of our Accessibility and Inclusion Plan (AIP), we provide a range of resources and programs to attract, support and engage people with disability, their line managers, and other employees who need disability resources. Together with Group-wide targets to employ more people with disability, we are boosting information and services to encourage greater awareness and understanding of disability, mental health and wellbeing so we can better support our people and customers.
2013-15 Accessibility and Inclusion Plan
Our third Accessibility and Inclusion Plan reaffirms our long-term commitment to making ANZ a place that welcomes and supports customers and employees with disability. Specifically, this global plan responds to the Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy and represents our ongoing commitment as a leading bank operating globally to our employees, customers and the community.
The Abilities Network
A number of our employees voluntarily participate in our Abilities Network, which is managed centrally from our Melbourne headquarters but is available for all ANZ employees across our region. The network aims to foster inclusiveness and diversity, raise awareness of disability and accessibility, and represent employees on issues relating to disability.
The annual Star Awards (held in December each year) is another way the Abilities Network build awareness of disability in the business, and recognise employees for furthering our agenda as a disability confident organisation.
ANZ in the Community
ANZ sponsored the Blind Twenty20 World Cricket Cup held in Bangalore in December 2012 and several hundred of our employees volunteered at the event. Just one example of how ANZ connects and supports communities in all our regions.