Diversity and inclusion have a long tradition at Bank Austria. We are convinced that diversity inspires and creates the right environment for innovation.

Therefore, we strive for a workplace culture that is inclusive and motivating.  
We also live and promote this diversity internally, whether as part of programs to

  • Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Führungspositionen,
  • Maßnahmen zur Vereinbarkeit von Beruf- und Privatleben,
  • accessibility or through the
  • UniCorns, Bank Austria's LGBTQI+ network.
Leading in measures for people with disabilities
Listing in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

We want to make a positive contribution, promoting economic growth and social progress. That's why UniCredit also joined The Valuable 500, a movement that aims to put disability on the global corporate governance agenda by gaining the support of 500 national and multinational companies.

Disability Management
Exactly 10 years ago, we decided to create a Group-wide Disability Management department, directly appointed by top management, to deal with all issues relating to employees with disabilities. For a long time, we were alone on the Austrian banking market in doing so and also pioneered the entire domestic economy.
Today, Bank Austria's Disability Management supports the sustainable sensitization of all employees to the needs and challenges of people with disabilities. To this end, an internal network of 60 people is working to optimally integrate people with disabilities as employees and customers in the daily work routine. 

UniCredit was included in Bloomberg's 2020 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which tracks the performance of listed companies that have committed to disclosing their activities. To promote gender equality by developing regulatory frameworks, representation and transparency.

UniCredit was included again in 2021, along with 380 companies from 44 countries and 11 sectors. 

Inclusive Teams

We're committed to diverse and inclusive teams. Whether someone is talented has nothing to do with a person's particular culture, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, generation and experience. We are convinced of this and are therefore committed to a working environment in which everyone can develop freely and feel they belong.

We have been committed to a fair and positive working environment for all employees for years, with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. In 2010, the Bank Austria Rainbow Group was founded, which even won the MERITUS Award in 2011 as an example of exceptional diversity management.

The achievement of our diversity & inclusion goals are supported by: 

  • Focus on how we approach candidates with a new employer brand strategy and our commitment to advertise open positions transparently
  • Introducing several new training and learning programs to help raise awareness and deal with the unconscious biases we all have, as well as promote inclusion and our most promising female leaders
  • Further development of our promotion and nomination process
  • Continuation of our active support for the Disability Management Action Plan at UniCredit in Austria, we have successfully supported the goals of diversity and inclusion for many years through various networks initiated by employees, in particular our Bank Austria Women's Forum. 
»We are committed to maximizing diversity by supporting international collaboration and teamwork across borders and functions.«

On our Diversity & Inclusion journey, we aim to win and hire candidates with diverse skills, promote the careers of our colleagues, retain and develop them, strengthen our performance-based compensation systems, and foster an inclusive culture overall. 

The more "diverse", the more flexible

Diverse organizations can adapt to changing conditions more easily and quickly. Organizations that deal with a diversity of customers and employees on a daily basis are used to dealing with cultures and needs that are constantly changing. 

Bank Austria employs more than 40 different nationalities between the ages of 15 and 65, and comparatively the most people with disabilities. By now, 3 percent in the entire group. We are by no means resting on our laurels, however, but would like to increase these proportions even further and integrate more people into our working environment. There is still a lot of room for improvement, especially in the support of all LGBTQIA+ issues, which we want to utilize and improve in the coming years.