AA Insurance a finalist in 2020 Diversity Awards NZ

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Auckland, 8 July 2020 – AA Insurance has been shortlisted for this year’s Diversity Awards with its first-time entry.

The New Zealand general insurer is a finalist for the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Award and is one of 32 entrants across 10 categories to be recognised for the work it’s doing to advance a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

“As a first-time entrant in these important awards, we are particularly proud to be shortlisted for the category we entered, which showcases our commitment to raising awareness against domestic violence,” says Nikki Howell, Head of People & Capability at AA Insurance. “Given the calibre of entries, it’s a significant achievement to reach finalist stage of these awards.”

“Diversity in the workplace is extremely important to us at AA Insurance. It’s part of our culture to ensure all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Being a finalist in these awards tells us we’re doing the right thing by our people, which also has a positive impact on how we work and help our customers.”

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 will be announced on Wednesday 16 September.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association (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 930+ staff look after over 480,000 customers with 970,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety NZ and Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (since 2011) and Quality Service Awards for Car, and Home and Contents Insurance (since 2015), Kantar Customer Leadership Index (since 2019), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2018), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies. AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (2019 and 2020).

AA Insurance has an AA- (Very Strong) Insurer Financial Strength Rating given by Standard and Poor’s (Australia) Pty Ltd. For further information visit aainsurance.co.nz.

For more information please contact:

Rachael Joel, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 403 504 or rachaelJ@botica.co.nz

Amanda Fifield, AA Insurance, 027 406 1787, amanda_fifield@aainsurance.co.nz

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