Bank Austria is committed to a working environment in which everyone is respected on the basis of their performance and ability – regardless of their nationality, skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or personal characteristics.
Diversity inspires and creates the perfect environment for innovation due to the various talents, experiences, and perspectives that come together. This leads to a melting pot that promotes cosmopolitan thinking and respectful and tolerant interaction with one another. This is why we foster a corporate culture of inclusion – which we see as the key to sustainable success. As part of UniCredit Group, we at Bank Austria have been working together for many years to establish an environment in which all employees can express their diverse ideas, talents, and experiences and contribute their own unique value to our company.
UniCorns Bank Austria advocates for a better understanding of LGBTQIA+ issues.
UniCorns Bank Austria is a network of LGBTQIA+ colleagues and allies that aims to create a corporate culture in which all employees are valued regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. People can only fully realise their abilities and potential in an open working environment. This is not only good for the LGBTQIA+ colleagues, but for our entire bank.
Inspired by this enthusiasm, we established another employee resource group 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 help us to see and hear the faces and voices of the people who make up the diversity of our bank. Every person is unique, and this diversity and people’s individual differences must gain acceptance. Our goal is to understand one another and go beyond basic tolerance in order to embrace and acknowledge the rich facets 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”, “Practising Allyship”, and many more. This event series was offered to our employees for voluntary participation and training as part of the so-called Diversity & Inclusion Week 2020.
In our journey to promote diversity and inclusion, we aim to recruit and hire candidates with different qualifications, support the careers of our colleagues, retain and develop them, strengthen our performance-oriented compensation systems, and foster an inclusive overall culture.