We at Allianz believe that it is important to have a diverse and inclusive workforce. Employing people from different backgrounds and making them feel included is, in our view, a major driving force behind the success of our global company.
Allianz carries out measures to promote inclusion and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination and harassment. This is measured annually in our employee engagement survey.
Allianz SE’s Global Diversity Council ensures the implementation of a diversity strategy in all Allianz entities to meet Allianz’s commitment to inclusion. The council is chaired by Jay Ralph, Allianz SE board member and also the sponsor of issues relating to Diversity and Inclusion. The council has been in place since 2007.
The Global diversity Council monitors Diversity and Inclusion plans and how these are implemented by various Allianz companies. The Group Head of Diversity helps to coordinate the various programs and sees to it that they are in line with Allianz goals.
Our workplace diversity
We are a global leader with a mix of nationalities among our leaders and employees. In Allianz Group our Executives have 61 different nationalities and 57% of our leadership is not from Germany. We have employees of 68 different nationalities at our global headquarters in Munich.
We have employees of all age groups; the average age is 40.5.
Women make up 52% of our workforce and 37% of our managers globally. We are committed to building up a talent pool of women systematically at all executive levels.
We promote an open minded work environment through our employee LGBT network AllDive.
Allianz aims to be an attractive employer for people with disabilities; our AllAbility team works hard to ensure we provide a workplace that caters for all.
At Allianz Life US employees choose a day that they find relevant, which is then paid for, allowing them to celebrate diversity in their own special way.
Diversity Day at Allianz Italy was launched this year and almost 400 employees have participated in one day events at different locations, giving presentations on business rationale, diversity concepts and tools and addressing employees’ diverse inclusion needs.
Diversity programs such as eLearning and diversity awareness workshops are integrated in ongoing learning and development programs.
Internal Learning Tools
The Global Diversity office at Allianz SE provides an open portal for information that enables employees to learn how to benefit from diversity within Allianz. Various diversity managers at different organizational entities also help design tailor made programs for their local companies, which enable employees to learn more about diversity and use it as a tool for their professional development.