MetLife recognised as Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia
Sydney November 06, 2023
MetLife Australia has been reconfirmed as an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia (DCA) for 2023-2024. This is the second time MetLife participated in DCA’s inclusive workplace survey in Australia which measures diversity and inclusion experiences for employees. To date, MetLife is proud to be announced as the only life insurer to be certified.
MetLife achieved the Inclusive Employer status by scoring higher than the National Index Benchmark on all measures which include awareness, engagement, inclusive organisational climate and inclusive leadership.
Commenting on the announcement, Richard Nunn, MetLife Australia CEO, said:
“We are focused on continuing our progress on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at MetLife and thrilled that this important work has been recognised again by DCA with our Inclusive Employer status. It reflects what we have done to ensure our people are able to bring their authentic selves to work, and that they know they will be accepted and supported. Our people are the backbone of our business and our diverse customers rely on them everyday – this is why this work is so important to us.
“We also recognise that our workforce is changing, as are their expectations of MetLife when it comes to practices that support DEI. Particpating in the Inclusive Employer survey gives us valuable insights to helps us continue to evolve to meet the needs of our diverse workforce.”
Lisa Annese, DCA CEO, commending this year’s Inclusive Employers, said:
“DCA is delighted to reveal this year’s list of Inclusive Employers. We know that inclusion has significant benefits for both employers and employees. DCA’s Inclusive Employers Index is a rigorous process that reveals the state of inclusion and diversity across participating organisations.
“It’s an opportunity for workplaces to show their commitment to inclusion, reflect on their achievements and identify ways to do even better. Recognition as an Inclusive Employer means your organisation is doing the necessary work to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.”
Since participating in 2021, MetLife has delivered the following DEI initiatives:
- Joined Pride in Diversity to further build workplace inclusivity
- Held World Pride celebrations and inclusion education events
- Supported the Interinsurance research on the experience of LGBTIQ+ insurance customers
- Launched MetLife’s second Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan to continue the journey of reconciliation
- Established a disability and neuro-diversity information hub to inform and educate employees
- Initiated neuro-diversity support group and information sessions for employees
- Observed key calendar moments including International Women’s Day, Mardi Gras, Wear It Purple Day and others
MetLife will use the results of the survey to continue the company’s DEI Strategy in building a more diverse workforce, and an equitable and inclusive workplace, aligned to the company’s global Sustainability strategy.
Sarah Kelly, 0411 893 890, firstname.lastname@example.org