Respect and integrity is the foundation of the Zurich culture and it underpins everything we do. Although we have programs that underpin how we behave, and particularly the ethical manner in which we do business, our culture of respectfulness exists simply because it’s the way we like to interact with each other.
We know that fostering an inclusive, professional and supportive workplace helps you to “fulfill your full potential.” Such an environment also stimulates a strong service ethos and promotes innovation in the solutions we can offer to our customers, advisers and brokers.
We are dedicated to a diverse and inclusive workplace. To increase diversity and inclusion in our business we focus on an inclusive workplace and flexibility. Specific policies and initiatives include flexible ways of working and paid parental and partner leave.
We’re proud to be an Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) Certified organisation, the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality. Our vision aligns with the EDGE Certified Foundation, and we aspire to create, and be part of, a world where women and men are equally valued and respected in all aspects of economic, political and social life.
The Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) is a global network of Zurich employees dedicated to creating equal opportunities for women and men across all levels and regions. It is an employee resource group that advocates a level playing field for all employees. Together with WIN, we are working to build a more inclusive workplace – one that rewards merit and accomplishment above all else.
PrideZ aims to build a diverse and inclusive culture that values and supports all LGBTIQ employees to feel safe to be themselves at work. PrideZ raises awareness of important LGBTIQ issues and provides education for all Zurich employees. A number of events are held each year hosted by the committee and supported by our senior leaders. All Zurich employees are encouraged to be an ally and an advocate for inclusion.
At our offices in Sydney and Auckland, the Social Clubs provide fantastic opportunities for you to network and meet colleagues throughout the business, network and explore exciting events nearby. Events are held regularly throughout the year, and you are encouraged to join and contribute to Zurich’s welcoming culture.
At Zurich, you are encouraged to use judgement on the best way to dress for the day you have ahead. It’s about trusting you to dress for what you’re doing and empowering you to decide what will help you perform at your best. And if being at your best means you are going to keep dressing the way you always have, that’s fine too - the whole point of ‘Dress for your Day’ is that it’s up to you!
We aspire to create a dynamic workspace where you can thrive. In 2020, our Australian headquarters will be located in a newly-built, state-of-the-art building. It will be a purpose-built environment that will be tailored to your needs, the needs of our customers, and it will support our culture aspirations and values. The new building will target 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy ratings and will be located conveniently within the heart of North Sydney on Mount Street.
We also have regional and interstate offices across Australia and New Zealand.