Suncorp New Zealand wins Workplace Diversity & Inclusion award
18 November 2021
Suncorp New Zealand has been awarded Excellence in Workplace Diversity & Inclusion at the 2021 ANZIIF NZ Insurance Industry Awards.
This award recognises organisational excellence and achievement in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“This is a great result that reflects our commitment to the people at the heart of our organisation,” said Jimmy Higgins, CEO Suncorp New Zealand which includes the Vero and Asteron Life brands.
Higgins says that Suncorp New Zealand's diversity and inclusion work is focussed on cultural diversity, gender equality, age diversity and inclusion.
“Inclusion is really about ensuring our employees are comfortable to bring their whole selves to work, and attracting and retaining people who are as diverse, talented and passionate as the communities in which we live and work,” he says.
"In the last 18 months, one of our major focusses has been increasing our cultural fluency, particularly with regard to te ao Māori. We have taken steps to raise the visibility and relevance of Māori and Pasifika culture and language through our increased commitment to the TupuToa internship programme, ongoing programmes to embed te reo into our workspaces and the creation of a new Tikanga employee resource group.”
Suncorp’s Asteron Life brand won ANZIIF’s Life Insurance Company of the Year Award, while Suncorp’s Jimmy Higgins and Campbell Mitchell were also recognised as Insurance Leaders of the Year for their work to establish New Zealand's new natural disaster response agreement.
About the ANZIIF Awards
The ANZIIF New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards are a celebration of success across the industry, and an opportunity to reflect on the significant contribution our industry makes to the wider community.
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