Empowering the voice of employees
With a clear purpose to make ANZ’s workplace and culture more supportive of people with disability, ANZ’s Abilities Network is a contact point and voice for employees living with disability.
Established in 2005, the network now has more than 100 members representing employees across Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Fiji and Singapore.
The group continues to raise awareness around accessibility and inclusion including providing AUSLAN classes, giving staff an opportunity to try tools like Assistive Touch iPads and sharing the experience and impact of visible and invisible disabilities on peoples’ lives.
More than 400 people with disability have joined ANZ’s workforce since 2019 and 354 jobseekers with disability have participated in the Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring program.
To date, more than 3000 ANZ employees have completed disability confidence training, each year 14,000 employees participate in mental health awareness training and ANZ now has an in-house Auslan interpreter fluent in Australian sign language.
Annual ANZ Abilities Network STAR awards have been celebrated every year since 2005 and recognise people who go above and beyond to make the bank more inclusive and accessible for employees, customers and the community.
Improving employment opportunities at ANZ for people with disability, from early talent right through to leadership, is an important part of ANZ’s Accessibility and Inclusion Plan.