In an uncertain world during uncertain times, we seek to help people and communities by providing them the knowledge and means to better handle change and risk in their lives and their environment; today, tomorrow and into the future. We achieve this both at a global level, and also locally here in Australia.
Our mission is to:
Read more about Zurich’s Corporate Responsibility at a global level.
Zurich is proud to partner with the RAISE Foundation – an Australian charity aimed at making a real impact on young Australian lives. Our partnership supports the Foundation’s innovative youth mentoring program, which is built around the power of having someone to talk to.
The RAISE Foundation trains and connects mentors wishing to help guide people at school, about to leave school or for young mums under the age of 23. Its philosophy puts into practise the idea that it takes a village to raise a child.
For more information about the RAISE Foundation, visit www.raise.org.au
Zurich is a co-principal partner to the Melbourne Football Club.
Partnering with Melbourne allows Zurich to play an active role in many important community programs, spanning health, childhood literacy and indigenous youth programs.
Each year the Melbourne Football Club hosts the ‘Big Freeze at the G’.
Coinciding with one of the biggest fixtures on the AFL calendar – the annual clash between Melbourne and Collingwood – the Big Freeze is the flagship fundraising event for the Fight MND Foundation.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally and eventually die. With no nerves to activate them the muscles gradually weaken and waste.
Thanks to the fierce determination of Essendon legend and former Melbourne Coach Neale Daniher (himself a MND sufferer), this event has raised millions to help find a cure for this insidious disease.
Zurich itself is now a major donor to the MND Research Foundation, making corporate donations as well as encouraging fund raising efforts by its staff.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports Australians affected by breast cancer.
BCNA aims to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their needs.
BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups.
Every year Melbourne hosts the ‘Pink Lady’ round at the MCG, culminating in the ‘Field of Women’ event.