At Medibank supporting diversity and inclusion is part of our DNA. It helps us to serve our customers better and to be more competitive. Each employee represents different life experiences, skills, abilities, gender, age, ethnicity, religious and cultural background, family status and sexual orientation. We are all different and we know these differences make us stronger as a business.
Our diversity and inclusion approach is underpinned by our commitment to flexibility, FLEXbetter. We recognise that flexibility is key to an inclusive culture and also helps us to support the health and wellbeing of our people. You can find out more about Medibank’s FLEXbetter offerings here.
Our approach is also driven by our people, via our employee-led diversity working groups:
LGBTI - We are committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive workplace for LGBTI employees to ensure that people feel safe regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We actively support the LGBTI community both inside and outside of Medibank. As part of this commitment we are proud sponsors of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and publically supported the recent campaign for Australian Marriage Equality.
Gender - We are committed to ensuring everyone enjoys the same opportunities and rewards at Medibank, regardless of gender. This commitment saw the recent leading creation of our uncapped, paid leave policy for employees experiencing domestic and family violence. With gender balanced leadership throughout our organisation, we are serious about addressing gender bias, pay equity, women in leadership, sharing of parental responsibilities, and domestic and family violence.
RAP – As a part of our #betterhealth purpose, we are committed to working towards a society where there is equality in health and wellbeing outcomes between Indigenous and other Australians. We believe the path to better health is through working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, through a whole-of-community effort and by fostering national pride in the value of culture. This commitment has been articulated in our recently launched three year Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan.
Age & Accessibility - with nearly 20% of the population living with a disability, we are committed to removing the barriers that exist for people with disability so that everyone has equal access to better health and employment outcomes. We do this by carefully considering the needs and accessibility requirements of our people, customers, and the community. We also recognise the different skills and knowledge that different generations of people bring and are committed to supporting and including all our employees.
Culture & Communities - We are committed to supporting and valuing a diverse workforce, which includes people from different cultural, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds and identities. Medibank are also committed to advocating within our sphere of influence, by being intentional and explicit in our actions, and leading initiatives around cultural diversity and inclusion.