At Suncorp, we aspire to be the most inclusive place to work in Australia and New Zealand. We believe we will be our best when our workforce is as diverse, talented and passionate as the communities in which we live and operate.
Diversity and Inclusion have the highest level of support at Suncorp. Every year, our Diversity & Inclusion Plan is endorsed by the Board. Our CEO and Managing Director is the Chair of our Diversity Council to drive initiatives for our people.
Suncorp’s Diversity & Inclusion plan includes five focus areas:
Note: 92% of our employees feel they can be themselves in the workplace without fear of judgment or isolation from others.
You can be actively involved in Diversity & Inclusion as a Suncorp employee. We have an established network of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs are employee-led groups which form to act in the best interests of employees and give a voice to issues they care about. Current Suncorp ERGs include:
We are also committed to Corporate Responsibility and aim to build resilient communities. You can learn more about Suncorp’s efforts and partnerships in this space here.
Gender equality is a core aspect of Suncorp’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) plan. When you join Suncorp, you are joining an organisation which is externally recognised as a leader in Gender equality. We know that gender equality is good for our people), good for our communities and good for business.
Gender Equality at Suncorp:
At Suncorp, we are working hard to build an inclusive workforce for Indigenous peoples, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We understand Suncorp can play a role to help close the gaps faced by indigenous communities.
Some of our Indigenous Commitment initiatives include:
Reconciliation Action Plan: Suncorp launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2018. We are now in the process of refreshing our RAP, to an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.
These initiatives are an important part of Suncorp’s commitment to building resilient people and communities. Suncorp also supports Indigenous communities through Corporate Responsibility. This includes partnerships with organisations such as Clontarf and the development of Suncorp’s Financial Inclusion Action Plan. To learn more about our work, read here
Suncorp has been awarded Silver Employer Status at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, in acknowledgment of our commitment to inclusion, and the work of Suncorp’s LGBTIQ+ network, Amplify. The awards celebrate organisations for LGBTI Inclusion based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).
At Suncorp, we aim to create an inclusive culture for people from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Our focus on Cultural Diversity allows us to advocate for this and celebrate the diverse array of background our people come from.
Some of our Cultural Diversity initiatives include:
You can learn more about our cultural diversity here:
Here stories from our people on World Refugee Day:
Suncorp New Zealand is a member of Diversity Works – New Zealand’s national organisation to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Today, there are currently five different generations in the workforce. We know each generation brings unique perspectives and experience to the workforce. Suncorp’s commitment to age diversity allows our employees to feel included and valued no matter what their age is, or what stage of life they may be in.
Initiatives supporting Age Diversity include:
With an ageing population and multigenerational workforce, we know it is important to champion Age Diversity.
In 2019, Suncorp was the proud recipient of the AHRI Susan Ryan Age Diversity award