AA Insurance highly commended in 2020 Diversity Awards NZ with first-time entry

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Auckland, 17 September 2020 – Having a culture that allows people to bring their whole selves to work has paid off for AA Insurance, after being highly commended for the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Award at last night’s Diversity Awards.

The New Zealand general insurer was one of 32 entrants across 10 categories to be acknowledged for the work it’s doing to advance a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

“This was the first time we had entered these important awards, and we are extremely proud to have been recognised in this category as it helps us showcase our commitment to raising awareness against domestic violence,” says Nikki Howell, Head of People & Capability at AA Insurance. “Given the calibre of entries, we feel truly humbled.”

“Diversity in the workplace is extremely important to us at AA Insurance; it’s part of our culture to ensure all staff feel able to be themselves at work, and know they are entering a safe environment every time they walk through the door,” she says.

“Being accepted and respected in the workplace has such a positive impact on how we feel, how we work and how we relate to others, and this award recognition tells us we’re doing the right thing by our people.”

Now in its 23rd year, the awards are held by Diversity Works New Zealand to celebrate companies delivering best practice in workplace diversity and inclusion. Winners were announced on Wednesday 16 September at an award ceremony under Level 2, which was live-streamed.

IMAGE: Head of People & Capability, Nikki Howell (left) and Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner, Erin Brearley, represented the company at the NZ Diversity Awards during Level 2. The event was also live-streamed.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association Limited (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 1000+ employees look after 500,000+ customers with more than 1,000,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety New Zealand – the Children’s Charity (as the lead partner of its Beds for Kids programme), Student Volunteer Army and support grassroot school sports via our Big Little Sponsorship sports grant in partnership with Eden Park. We are consistently recognised in industry awards and honours, including being voted the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted General Insurer for 13 years running, named Canstar’s 2023 Home and Contents Insurer of the Year and Outstanding Value Award winner, and currently ranked 7th amongst 100 of New Zealand’s most successful companies in the Kantar Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015).

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