Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are taking tangible actions to further embed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the way we do business and through the experience employees have with us.


We seek to grow together in a work culture, where our voices are diverse, our behaviours are inclusive, and people feel a sense of belonging. We value individuality and we know that diverse perspectives will help us to achieve our ambition - to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. 

We are taking tangible actions to further embed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the way we do business and through the experience employees have with us. Find out more about Zurich’s DEI programs below. 

In Australia, Zurich is proud to be an EDGE Certified (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) organisation. EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality. We are committed to achieving a gender balanced workforce and are proud to have strong female representation across all levels of leadership at Zurich. We offer leadership development programs including the Female Sponsorship Program to support high potential women to achieve their career goals. We run campaigns to support men and women to access flexible working options and parental leave. Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) is our Employee Resource Group that seeks to drive cultural change, foster networking, and support for women’s career development.

We recognise that every family is different and support our employees to take paid leave as they welcome new family members or manage circumstances related to family care, disability care or aged care. Our Family Care policy offers superannuation on unpaid leave and 16 weeks’ paid leave for primary care parental leavers and 6 weeks’ paid leave for secondary caregivers, with no required eligibility period.  To help reduce work-life pressures, we have partnered with Parents at Work to deliver training sessions, provide resources and additional wrap-around support such as our Parental Leave Transition Program. 

Zurich is committed to creating a positive and respectful workplace, free from all forms of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. All leaders and employees are expected to participate in respect@work training to ensure that we create a psychologically safe working environment for all.

As a global business, our rich cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We celebrate our unique backgrounds to gain a better understanding of one another and cultivate greater respect and deeper connections with our colleagues and customers. CAN (Cultural Awareness Network) is our Employee Resource Group that aims to raise awareness and provide thought leadership on the challenges and opportunities of working and living in a multicultural world.

We pay our respects to the diverse First Nations cultures and communities and their respective Country across Australia and New Zealand. We partner with CampfireX to assist in the development of our First Nations Strategy and to progress the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan.   We partner with Mirri Mirri to offer First Nations cultural immersions for all employees, helping to break down cultural barriers and improve our understanding of Indigenous cultures in an interactive, impactful, and insightful way.  

As a Silver AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index) employer, we strive to create a culture where everyone can feel confident to be themselves and feel safe and supported at work. We partner with Pride in Diversity to provide LGBTQ+ ally training across the business and ensure our offerings are inclusive of LGBTQ+ employees and their families. We launched our Gender Affirmation Policy with support for employees seeking to affirm their gender including four weeks additional paid leave. We provide an LGBTQ+ Hub for our customers demonstrating our commitment to be an inclusive insurer. PrideZ is our Employee Resource Group that encourages employees to be active LGBTQ+ allies and advocate for inclusion.

Inclusion is at the heart of who we are. Our aim is to create an environment where those who identify as trans or gender diverse feel supported and included to reach their full potential. We recognise that everyone’s experience is unique, and this is reflected in the flexibility of the leave and range of support provided to someone who is affirming their gender. 

Zurich and PrideZ recognise that the recruitment process for gender diverse individuals can have unique challenges and complexities. If you are considering a career with Zurich and you have any questions or concerns, please contact You can be directed to someone in the team for a confidential discussion.