A culture of activism
At Zurich, we support our employees to be community activists. Activism is a belief in our work and in taking action that makes an impact. It’s about making social impact, which is at the heart of the Z Zurich Foundation’s mission. Impact is a measure of change and change only happens when purposeful action occurs. In supporting the Foundation, in Australia and New Zealand, along with all global Zurich business units, we are supporting community activists comprising of our employees, customers, distributors, policy makers and others, all of whom work alongside us to improve the lives of vulnerable people.
The sense of belonging, knowledge and experience employees gain from our community programs helps us shape our products and services, leading to better customer outcomes.
Zurich encourages a vibrant culture of employee giving and volunteering in support of charities and community initiatives that are important to our employees. Zurich’s Employee Resource Groups and special interest clubs drive participation in frequent national fundraising events.
Zurich, through the generous support of the Z Zurich Foundation, also offers uncapped dollar matching for employee fundraising efforts and at least one paid volunteer day per year. Since 2018, Zurich Australia has been recognised as one of Good Company’s Top 20 Best Workplaces to Give Back.
Zurich employees participate in regional and global community initiatives via the Z Zurich Foundation, including global community champion forums, volunteer hackathons to help solve hairy challenges for our charity partners, community hero awards, competitions, and fundraising initiatives.