ANZ provides banking and financial products and services to individual and business customers. ANZ have been operating in Australia for more than 180 years and in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. ANZ operates in 34 markets internationally, it is one of the four largest banks in Australia and one of the largest 25 banks in the world by market capitalisation.
ANZ’s ‘super regional strategy’ is to use the strength of the Bank’s Australian and New Zealand businesses and connectivity across the Asia Pacific region to meet the needs of customers. ANZ’s approach to sustainability supports the achievement of the company’s business strategy by guiding the way decisions are made and conducting business in all of the markets in which ANZ operates. The decision making processes must take into account the social and environmental impacts of ANZ’s operations and prioritise building trust and respect amongst all of stakeholders.
ANZ has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2010. The UNGC’s ten principles are reflected in ANZ’s governance and risk management processes and approach to customers, people, suppliers, community and the environment.
ANZ supports many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through core business activities and long-term investment in building financial inclusion in the communities in which it operates. Every year ANZ set public sustainability targets and a corresponding Group-wide program of work as part of its commitment to being a sustainable, responsible and ethical company. ANZ formally report on performance through the publication of an annual Corporate Sustainability Review.