Allianz Australia is a recipient of the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation

5 November 2015

Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
Allianz Australia’s ongoing focus to support and improve gender equality in our workplace has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency by being awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation.

Ninety diverse organisations have received the citation in 2015, which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.

The award recognises a number of best practices initiatives at Allianz Australia to promote gender equality, including flexible work opportunities, talent management practices, as well as our local and global approach to women in senior management initiatives. These ongoing activities have helped us to strengthen the participation rates of women in management, retain talent and increase return to work rates following parental leave. They are important to us as part of our overall people strategy and help to attract, engage and retain employees.

Niran Peiris, Managing Director, Allianz Australia, commented, “Gender equality is inextricably linked to our success and growth and we are thrilled to have been recognised once again through this prestigious award for our ongoing commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. Whilst we still have a way to go on our journey, my management team is fully supportive of the initiatives we have in place and we will continue to work to build on those to achieve gender equality in the workplace.”

About Allianz Australia
General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009*
Best General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006**

Allianz Australia delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services to more than 2.5 million policyholders. Over 50% of Australia's top 200 BRW-listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group and the group provides workers compensation services to around one-fifth of Australian employees.

*Australia & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards
**Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards