Inclusive Society

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Inclusive Society

Allianz is committed to contributing to an inclusive society. One in which all people – no matter their culture, background or ability – feel valued and have the opportunity to use their unique skills to reach their full potential.

We believe that by enabling people to participate equally at work and in the community, it helps promote fairness in society. When conditions exist which allow individuals to succeed, then the economy and businesses thrive too.


Settlement Services International

Allianz Australia has partnered with Settlement Services International (SSI) since 2016, supporting people with a refugee background as part of its broader commitments to a multicultural society. The partnership provides targeted support for both employment and education, acknowledging both are vital to provide a sense of stability, identity and the achievement of one’s potential. The partnership was recognised with the Australian Human Rights Business Award in 2017, awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Refugees who come to Australia face many challenges during settlement, such as financial hardship, dealing with experiences of torture and trauma, and family separation; yet Australia is a nation built on immigration. Australia has a long history of providing safe asylum to refugees, many of whom have gone on to make great civil, social and economic contributions to Australian society. The Allianz Sustainable Employment Program aims to continue that tradition – it was established to provide refugees with tailored development and career management plans, leading to permanent employment; and provide targeted scholarships to those who are the most in need and willing to overcome social and economic challenges.

The SSI Allianz scholarships directly support people from refugee backgrounds to achieve independence. Since 2016, the Allianz Sustainable Employment program and Allianz Ladder have provided employment opportunities to over 100 people, and the SSI Allianz education scholarship have provided over 130 grants.

Allianz also supports SSI as a Charity Partner. Allianz employees fundraise and volunteer to provide additional support to SSI programs.

For more information about SSI, visit their website
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Paralympics Australia

At Allianz, we champion the inclusion of people with disability.

We have been a proud partner of the International Paralympic Committee since 2006, and became its first International Partner in 2011, which included Australia.

Allianz Pride

At Allianz, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Inclusion of people of all abilities

We champion the inclusion of people with disability. In addition to our support of Paralympic athletes, Allianz supports people with a disability via an organisation-wide program of work. Examples of our commitment include:

Gender equality

We have published goals to meet and maintain gender equity across our organisation. In Q2 2020, 44 per cent of leadership roles were held by women.

Our Managing Director, Richard Feledy, is a proud member of the Champions of Change Coalition for the Insurance Industry, and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has named us Employer of Choice for Gender Equality since 2009. At Allianz, we also proudly support our Employee Network Group, NEO (Network for Equity and Opportunity), to help drive our gender equity agenda, which encourages both men and women to advocate for positive change.

We have been recognised by FlexCareers as a FlexReady organisation. To provide added assurance to our current employees, as well as prospective candidates, that a career at Allianz provides the flexibility they need to live their best lives.

LGBTI recognition

At Allianz, we believe that creating a safe and welcoming environment for people to feel that they belong is essential for our business.

In 2020, Allianz was awarded a Bronze Accreditation from Pride in Diversity as part of the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Our aim is to improve on this outcome in the years to come by focusing on the inclusion of our LGBTI-identifying colleagues at each point in the employee life cycle with Allianz.

Our Pride Employee Network Group provides support and awareness raising for our LGBTI-identifying employees and their allies.


Reconciliation Action Plan

At Allianz, we are delighted to have launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as we are committed to the community and tackling social issues. As an insurer, our purpose is to secure Australians’ futures; with diversity, inclusion, respect and ensuring a sense of belonging at the core of our culture.

Our RAP is our pledge to work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities to help build prosperity and security for what’s ahead. It is also our opportunity to listen and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, custodians of the lands on which we live and work for more than 50,000 years, in order to make a sustainable contribution towards building reconciliation across our country.

Find out more about Allianz Australia’s Innovate RAP.

Modern Slavery Statement

Allianz is committed to ensuring transparency in our business and our approach to addressing modern slavery in every form throughout our operations, supply chains and investments. We expect the same standards from our service providers, suppliers, sub-contractors and other business partners.

This is the first Modern Slavery Statement for Allianz, as part of our obligations for the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Commonwealth Act). This statement reflects our progress during 2020 to firstly understand and then to address modern slavery risks across our operations, supply chains and investments.

Find out more about Allianz Australia's Modern Slavery Statement.

Financial Inclusion Action Plan

Allianz is dedicated to providing customers confidence in tomorrow, together; and as part of our commitment, we are pleased to join the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) program, led by Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand.

We believe better financial leadership leads to a better world, and as an insurer we play a critical role in helping customers feel a sense of security when it comes to the future.

We understand financial exclusion can place people and their families at risk of financial hardships, whereas increasing financial inclusion can decrease negative social, emotional and health experiences.

Find out more about Allianz Australia’s partnership with Good Shepherd to develop and implement our FIAP in 2021.