“Orange the World”: UniCredit Bank Austria this year again sends a visible sign for overcoming violence against women
- Two branches of UniCredit Bank Austria in Vienna and Graz are lit up in orange for 16 days, as the bank sets a visible sign on the occasion of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
- The UniCredit headquarters in Milan will also be illuminated in orange on 25 November
- At UniCredit Bank Austria, a 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 will once again – and for the third time in succession – set a visible sign for overcoming violence against women. The focus is on the lighting in orange of two selected branches and on active communication measures on the info screens in all its branches from 25 November until the “International Human Rights Day” on 10 December: In Vienna, the “Am Spitz” branch in Floridsdorf and in the Styrian capital Graz, the “Herrengasse” branch will be lit up in orange. In addition, at numerous other branches, the LED strips in the entrance area will be lit up in orange. Furthermore, Italy's tallest building, the UniCredit Tower in Milan, where UniCredit has its headquarters, will also be illuminated in orange again on 25 November.
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. “This year, we are continuing our commitment to ‘Orange the World’ and taking a stand against violence against women and all forms of aggression. We are particularly keen to make progress towards equal opportunities for women and men in all areas of our company. Zero tolerance of discrimination on the basis of gender is therefore a matter of course for us and with our visible support for the ‘International Day against Violence against Women’ we are once again expressing this clear stance,” emphasises 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 behavior, as well as an anti-retaliation 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