Every 3 December, the rights and concerns of people with disabilities come under the spotlight: on the international day of people with disabilities. Under the motto (and hashtag) #PurpleLightUp, participants promote awareness around the world. Everyone can and should participate.

UniCredit Bank Austria is also involved in promoting the interests of people with disabilities. Each of the 122 branches of UniCredit Bank Austria is organised to be accessible well beyond what is required by law. And Bank Austria belongs to the 22 percent of companies in Austria who meet the legally prescribed quota for employees with disabilities. We currently have 250 employees with disabilities working for us.

Disability management for more awareness

In 2010, an internal Disability Management team was created within the group. Its main task is raising the awareness of all employees: Many colleagues without disabilities are often unaware of barriers and discriminatory situations.

Awards:

  • 2018: Zero Project Award for our SmartBanking in sign language, and the Disability Matters Award for inclusive workplaces.
  • 2019: Austrian Leading Companies Award for our inclusive workplaces.
  • 2020: Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Award 2020: "Highly Commended" in the category "Championing Disabiliy and Inclusion" for our Disability Management.
  • 2021: Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Award 2021: "Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year"  for barrier-free offers during the corona crisis
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In the Disability Performance Check, UniCredit Bank Austria achieved the highest ranking of all domestic companies, with 87 percent of all available points. This makes UniCredit Bank Austria the leading company in Austria today in the areas of accessibility and inclusion - and we occupy a leading position as a financial service provider in continental Europe.