Our priority is to ensure our people come to work and feel valued, and understand that their culture and beliefs are respected. For us, a diverse and inclusive workforce means we have engaged staff members from a range of backgrounds reflecting our customers, and is fair for everyone.
We want our staff to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and into our branches. A first step in this direction saw ANZ create a Diversity Council to represent the many different people groups across the bank.
Our Māori and Pasifika Network has almost 200 members. Staff across all cultural backgrounds are welcome to join.
In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in te reo Māori from the leaders within the bank. When they naturally weave te reo Māori into their communication it supports the language’s continuation both at work and at home. We hope to see the inclusion of te reo Māori continue to rise.