“Orange the World”: UniCredit Bank Austria sets a visible sign of support for the elimination of violence against women
- Two branches of UniCredit Bank Austria in Vienna and Graz are lit up in orange for 16 days, as the bank sends a visible signal on the occasion of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
- The UniCredit headquarters in Milan is also lit up in orange today
- At UniCredit Bank Austria, safe workplace environment, gender equality, and diversity are key priorities
On the occasion of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” on 25 November, UniCredit Bank Austria once again sets visible signs of support for the elimination of violence against women – with active communication measures on the info screens in all our branches and by illuminating two selected branches in orange for 16 days until 10 December, “International Human Rights Day”: the “Am Spitz” branch in Floridsdorf in Vienna and the “Herrengasse” branch in Graz, the capital of Styria. Italy's tallest building, the UniCredit Tower in Milan, where UniCredit has its headquarters, will also shine orange again today.
Worldwide, every third woman is affected by violence in the course of her life; in Austria, every fifth woman experiences physical and/or sexual violence after the age of 15. “As a leading bank in Austria, we are taking responsibility with our support for ‘Orange the World’ and are taking an unequivocal stand for the elimination of violence against women. We very actively promote gender equality in all areas of the bank, have zero tolerance for discrimination based on gender and strongly reject any form of aggression, which is also why the visible support of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ is particularly important to us,” says Robert Zadrazil, CEO of UniCredit Bank Austria.
Safe workplace environment, gender equality, and diversity are key priorities at UniCredit Bank Austria
Georgiana Lazar, UniCredit Bank Austria Board Member for People & Culture: “Violence against women concerns us all, regardless of our gender as it impacts the entire society throughout generations. We show our strong support for the cause and participate in the 'Orange the World campaign against gender-based violence. At UniCredit Bank Austria, we have consistently worked for many years to ensure a safe and positive working environment for both our customers and employees. We do not tolerate any form of harassment and we promote a “speak up” culture where all our people feel listened to and protected when raising issues that are important to them personally, without fear of retaliation.”
UniCredit has implemented specific workplace policies against harassment, sexual misconduct and bullying across the Group to prevent, detect and sanction such unacceptable behaviour, as well as an anti-retalliation policy to protect employees and third parties who report misconduct from retaliation.
About “Orange the World”
Making violence against women and girls visible – this is the goal of the UN Women campaign “Orange the World”, in which symbolic buildings around the world shine in orange light for 16 days. The campaign takes place annually between 25 November, the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, and 10 December, the “International Human Rights Day”.
Further information on “Orange the World” (in German only):
UniCredit Bank Austria Media Relations
Matthias Raftl, Tel.: +43 (0) 5 05 05-52809;