Zurich bolsters commitment to people with disabilities

Zurich Insurance Group has joined some of the world’s largest companies in enhancing its support to people with disabilities, under The Valuable 500 disability inclusion initiative.

“Our workforce should reflect the communities in which we operate and which we serve, and this means welcoming diversity of all kinds,” said Mario Greco, group chief executive officer. “Joining The Valuable 500 will ensure that inclusion of all employees is on the agenda of senior leadership.”

As part of the commitment, Zurich plans to set up a global Employee Resource Group for well-being. This network will contain local chapters in national entities, integrating the already established ERGs across a diverse range of topics, representing employee voices at group level.

The key focus, it says, will be on “removing barriers, stigmas and taboos, and to foster an environment where people with all abilities or well-being challenges feel they can succeed”.

More specifically, the aim is to foster a company culture that attracts and retains diverse talent, create awareness of disability-inclusive communication.

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