Care for people

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Overview

Our aim is to help create thriving local communities and a workforce and society where everyone feels valued.

As a large business, employer and member of many communities across Aotearoa, we have a responsibility to care for our people and communities that we’ve been part of for more than 160 years.
We’re driven to use our experience and size to help local communities and businesses achieve great things – because alone we are strong, but together we are stronger.

This is central to who we are and is demonstrated by many of our existing community initiatives, such as our long-standing sponsorship of Aotearoa’s rescue helicopters, support of diverse groups and communities facing hardships or exclusion and by fostering an internal culture of generosity with employee volunteering.

How will we achieve this?

An inclusive culture and diverse leadership.

Increase the cultural diversity of our leadership teams.

Thriving communities.

Improve the financial, environmental and mental wellbeing of our communities through partnership, volunteering and sponsorships.

Healthy and affordable homes.

Integrate social and environmental factors into our finance offerings for housing.

Our 2021 highlights.

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Partnerships for prosperity.

Our goal is to use our strength as a lender and a business leader to help create a fair and equitable society, where everyone has a chance to succeed.

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Our employees in the community.

Community spirit is an integral part of our culture. Our team has a long history of rolling up their sleeves to support good causes, from bucket-shaking for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, facilitating financial education workshops and donating to charity campaigns they are passionate about.

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Resilience in an uncertain world.

The last couple of years have brought uncertainty around the world. To navigate in times of uncertainty, we need to be adaptable and resilient, and help our customers and communities to be adaptable and resilient too.

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Our community partnerships.

We have a proud history of working together with our community partners and businesses throughout Aotearoa to achieve great things.

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Diversity and inclusion.

Our aim is to promote an inclusive workforce and society by providing a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for our people to succeed, regardless of their background.

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Working with Government to provide new pathways to home ownership.

We are working with Kāinga Ora on a shared equity scheme to help get more New Zealanders on the housing ladder.

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Investing in our people.

We provide our people with access to the tools and training needed to help them prepare for the future as technology evolves.

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Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund is a joint initiative between Westpac NZ and the New Zealand Government. It provides funding and expertise to champion innovative ideas and opportunities that will make a difference to all New Zealanders.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Material issues addressed

  • Supporting local communities
  • Affordable housing
  • Mental and physical wellbeing
  • Diversity and inclusion

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