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ANZ releases 2017 half year Corporate Sustainability update

ANZ today released its 2017 half year Corporate Sustainability update disclosing how the bank is progressing against its sustainability targets. 

ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott said that the bank has a responsibility to be transparent with stakeholders about its social and environmental impacts.


“We can use the way we go about our business to have positive impacts on the community. That’s the way we think at ANZ”, he said.


Highlights from the update include:


  •   $5 billion funded and facilitated in low carbon and sustainable projects

  •   Around 500,000 people reached through ANZ’s financial inclusion programs,

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  •   Over 150 people from under-represented groups employed, including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and refugees


“I’m pleased with the progress we’re making, but we have to do more”, Mr Elliott said. “The fact that we take sustainability seriously, it’s important to our people, means I know we can do better and we’ll strive to raise the standards over time.”


To view a full copy of the report visit ANZ’s shareholder site 



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