Suncorp New Zealand announced as a finalist for Excellence in Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
20 September 2021
Suncorp New Zealand has been named as a finalist for Excellence in Workplace Diversity & Inclusion at the 2021 ANZIIF NZ Insurance Industry Awards.
This award recognises and promotes organisational excellence and achievement in diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the wider New Zealand insurance industry.
“This is a great result that reflects our commitment to the people at the heart of our organisation,” said Jimmy Higgins, CEO of 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.”
“I’m proud that Suncorp New Zealand’s work in this area has been recognised by being shortlisted for this award.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Auckland on 17 November 2021.
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