What equity, diversity and inclusion mean for us

ANZ's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy - Bringing EDI to Life

The work is just beginning

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is one of ANZ’s enduring business priorities and frames how we operate as a bank.

Building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation that is a great place to  work is a continual process that will require long term investment and commitment to EDI. At ANZ we recognise that the writing of this strategy document represents just the beginning of our EDI mahi (work) and not the culmination.

We recognise that whilst we have made significant progress in a number of areas such as gender, there is much more mahi to do in other areas, such as ethnicity, disability/accessibility and intersectionality for example.

We all have a role to play

This strategy covers our roles as an employer and financial services provider, as well as recognising our significant corporate social responsibility (CSR) role, in addition to being one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest employers.

Everybody, from employees and customers, to commercial and civic partners, will have a role to play in upholding our EDI values and purpose.


Leaders will role model, be curious and embed ANZ’s EDI values within their daily behaviours, challenge EDI non compliance and/or seek advice to do so.


Everyone who works for ANZ will seek to bring to life the EDI vision by contributing to the successful achievement of the supporting four EDI objectives.

External partners

ANZ has a wide range of external partners and relationships; we will share with our partners our EDI vision and priorities with an expectation that they will safeguard our EDI public standing. We will encourage, and where appropriate support, our partners to adopt EDI best practice.


We will make clear to our customers our EDI commitments to them and the expectations that we have of them in relation to other customers and our staff.

We are committed to adopting a zero tolerance approach when dealing with all forms of discrimination.

For more information on our strategy

ANZ - A great place to belong

We believe in the inherent strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace. To find out more, take a look at our careers section to see what life is like at ANZ.