Bank Austria stands for a working environment in which everyone is respected for their performance and ability, regardless of nationality, skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or personal characteristics. 

Diversity inspires and creates the perfect environment for innovation through the many different talents, experiences and perspectives that come together. This creates a diversity that promotes open-minded thinking and encourages respectful and tolerant interaction. That is why we are committed to a corporate culture of inclusion - which we believe is the key to sustainable success. As part of the UniCredit Group, we have been working together at Bank Austria for many years to build an environment in which all employees can express their diverse ideas, talents and experiences and contribute their unique value to our company. 

The main concerns of the Unicorns Bank Austria

Even today, many LGBTQIA+ people do not dare to come out in the workplace for fear of discrimination. Therefore, the Unicorns have made it their goal to create a space for these concerns and to advocate as an advocacy group for greater inclusion and equal treatment.

  • Making LGBTQIA+ issues visible
  • Educate and inform about LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Encourage and promote our LGBTQIA+ colleagues.
  • Be a point of contact for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and managers 
  • Counteract discrimination against individuals
  • Advise management on all LGBTQIA+ issues.

Inspired by this enthusiasm, we have launched an additional Employee Resource Groups this year:

  • UniCredit Bank Austria LGBTQIA+ Network - the Unicorns
  • UniCredit Cultural Diversity Network 

The goal of these Employee Resource Groups is to identify new inclusion allies who will help us hear the stories and voices of the people who make up the diversity of our bank. Everyone is unique, and this diversity and individual differences need to be acknowledged. We are about understanding each other and going beyond simple tolerance to embrace and appreciate the rich dimensions of diversity. Bank Austria's commitment to these values was also demonstrated by a series of 11 different events on the topics of "Gender", "Disability", "LGBTQIA+", "Resilience", "Race & Ethnicity", "Practicing Allyship" and much more. This series was offered to our employees for voluntary participation and training as part of what is called "Diversity & Inclusion Week 2020." 

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