Diversity and inclusion is integral part of our culture, values and the way we do business – it’s part of our DNA. It offers tangible benefits for our employees, customers, shareholders and the communities in which we serve.
Australia is one of the world’s top 3 culturally diverse nations, 25% of the population were born overseas, and 45% of Australians have a close overseas connection (includes those born overseas and those with one or both parents born overseas). Given that Commonwealth Bank banks four out of every ten Australian banking customers who were born overseas, we are committed to ensuring that our leadership matches the cultural diversity of the Australian population, which is why our board has set a target for our leaders to reflect this diversity by 2020
We aim to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the communities where we operate which is essential to listening and responding to the needs of customers. We also strive to create a culture where everyone belongs because of their uniqueness – a place where “You can be You” to do the best you can every day. It is also important that we take time to engage and understand with multicultural communities in particular, through the Multicultural Community Banking Division, led by General Manager Huss Mustafa OAM, focusing on responding to the unique needs of communities and promoting social cohesion and financial inclusion
This helps us achieve our vision which is to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities.