IAG New Zealand has become the first general insurer in Aotearoa to be certified with the Rainbow Tick.
The Rainbow Tick is a programme designed to ensure an organisation is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.
The certification was awarded to IAG at a ceremony this morning by Rainbow Tick Programme Director Michael Stevens.
“Leadership at IAG has made its support for the work undertaken, which led to Rainbow Tick certification,” Mr Stevens says.
“In addition, staff at IAG have shown genuine goodwill and a desire to be welcoming, although there is sometimes a lack of understanding of what issues rainbow people might face in the workplace.”
IAG New Zealand Chief Executive Craig Olsen says making our world a safer place is at the core of what IAG is working to achieve for both its people and customers.
“The Rainbow Tick is a fantastic endorsement of our work in support of diversity, inclusion and belonging, and that work will continue in the wake of this certification,” Mr Olsen says.
“We will be working in our offices and stores across New Zealand in the coming months to ensure everyone at IAG understands what we are working to achieve in this area.”
The Rainbow Tick follows IAG’s first entry in Auckland’s iconic Pride Parade earlier this year under the banner, Together We’re Safer.
Other major organisations to be certified with the Rainbow Tick include ASB, AUT, Coca-Cola Amatil, Fletcher Building, New Zealand Rugby, NZME and St John.
Rainbow Tick Programme Director Michael Stevens hands IAG's Merran Anderson the organisation's certificate.