Diversity is an integral part of CommBank’s vision, culture, values and the way we do business. It offers tangible benefits for our employees, customers and shareholders.
We have a proud history of supporting all our employees and customers from all walks of life. We are a diverse organisation with a strong focus on maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.
Our approach is underpinned by our comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which is endorsed by our Board and Diversity Council and supported through a range of policies and practices, such as flexible work and parental leave.
Our Diversity Council is chaired by our CEO and includes all Executive Committee members. They meet every six months to discuss the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and update on progress towards our objectives. Each member of the Diversity Council is an Executive Sponsor for an area of our Strategy, and we have established a number of employee network groups to help align our approach to the needs of our people and their communities.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion touches all areas of our business. We cast this lens over all our people practices to increase transparency and minimise bias. These include recruitment, talent management, development programs, role appointments, flexible work, leave arrangements and succession planning.
- Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
- Accessibility and Inclusion Plan
- Our Approach to diversity
- Reconciliation Action Plan
- We are compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, following the submission of the annual compliance report for 2016. We have also received the 2015 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is built on five key focus areas:
Diversity in leadership
Our leaders reflect the diversity in our community with diverse thinking and perspectives. Different cultural backgrounds, identities, ages, experience and education will help us achieve our business objectives and goals.
We strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone belongs because of their uniqueness, not in spite of it – a place where ‘you can be you’ to do your best every day to achieve our organisation’s vision.
You can be you
We value the individuality, needs, different perspectives and ambitions of our people that are informed by their gender, age, cultural identity, sexual orientation and/or disability. Find out more about how we empower our employees to fulfil their ambitions here.
We cultivate a supportive and flexible work environment that meets the needs of our people and business.
Reputation & engagement
The CommBank is seen as an employer of choice and an authentic leader of diversity and inclusion.
The aim of our strategy is to leverage the unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our people, by providing everyone with the opportunity for development in an inclusive workplace. This will ensure that we can provide excellent customer service to an equally diverse customer base.
The aim of our strategy is to leverage this leadership and foster inclusion, so all our people feel valued and respected and can do their best every day to deliver the CommBank vision.
Click here to hear about from our employees and their perspective on diversity and inclusion.