We understand that people’s types of disability and reasons for living with disability differ – they can include accidents, disease, ageing, genetics, or a combination of all these factors. A disability may be temporary or chronic, total or partial, lifelong or acquired, visible or invisible (Australian Network on Disability, ‘Disability Statistics’, last accessed 21 March 2023) .
Edyta Torpy, Allianz Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager, believes everyone should have fair and equitable opportunities in the workplace and society, no matter who they are.
“It’s our mission at Allianz to continue to focus on flexibility, understanding, belonging and care for our people when they work for us,” Edyta explains. “We take all of those things into consideration so our people are set up for success.”
This year, we marked International Day of People with Disability by launching a series of guides to help people understand and better manage workplace accessibility. To keep the message alive, we’ll be holding ‘lunch and learns’ throughout 2023 that will promote the importance of accessibility and creating inclusive workplaces.