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Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting

Our suite of ESG reports are produced to meet the needs of our key external stakeholders, including our investors and customers, and take account of our social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities.

We're committed to transparent and regular performance reporting using key sustainability reporting frameworks, including the GRI Standards and TCFD.


Latest reports

ANZ's 2021 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Supplement

This report provides detailed information on ANZ's sustainability performance and challenges. In response to stakeholder feedback, for the first time, we're releasing our ESG Supplement at the same time as the Annual Report.

2021 ESG Supplement (PDF 10.1MB)

2021 Half-Year ESG Targets Update

Half-yearly report on progress against key sustainability targets. Released 27 October 2021.

PDF 378kB

2021 Environmental Performance Report

The 2021 Annual GHG Emissions and Carbon Offset Data Assurance Statement details our global carbon offset data, done by KPMG. Released 27 October 2021.

PDF 289kB

2021 Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report

We report using the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).


2021 Annual Report

Parts of our Annual Report draw on aspects of the International Intergrated Reporting Framework to describe how we deliver value for our Stakeholders.

View or download full report (PDF 10.4MB)

View flipbook version of full report


2021 ANZ ESG Data Pack

Our ESG data pack summarises our progress on key ESG metrics for financial year 2021 and incorporates our United Nations Guiding Principles Reporting Framework and Global Reporting Initiative Standards Content Index. It accompanies our 2021 ESG Supplement and forms part of our Annual Reporting suite.


2021 ESG investor briefing

Our annual ESG investor briefing pack. Released 16 September 2021.

PDF 2.42MB

2021 Climate Change Roundtable

Our 2021 Investor Roundtable ESG update. Released 26 November 2021.



Ratings and recognition

Our ESG performance is assessed annually by external research and ratings agencies, including the following. 

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

The DJSI measure the ESG performance of companies. Its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) has become a key benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability into their portfolios. In 2021, the DJSI recognised ANZ as a leading bank - ranked in the top 5 percent of companies in the banking sector globally.


Sustainalytics' ESG Risk Ratings measure a company's exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks. ANZ holds a ESG Risk Rating of 24.2 out of 100 (a lower score is more desirable) and was assessed by Sustainalytics to be at medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors (May, 2021)   

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

We became a member of CDP in 2007 and respond to the CDP climate change program, which is an annual study of the greenhouse emissions and climate change strategies of the world's largest companies. In 2021, we achieved a CDP climate change score of A-.


FTSE4Good reviews publicly available information on listed companies, and screens for performance against environmental, social and governance standards. ANZ has been a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index since 2001.

MSCI World ESG Indices

 The annual MSCI Global Sustainability indices include companies with the highest environmental, social and governance ratings relative to their peers. ANZ is included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indices. In 2021, ANZ received a rating of A (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

ISS Corporate ESG Rating

ISS Corporate ESG Rating's assessment of a company's management of ESG issues is analysed on the basis of up to 100 rating criteria, with most of them sector specific. ANZ holds Prime status with a rating of C (on a scale of A+ to D-) in the ISS ESG Corporate Ratings assessment (February, 2022). Prime status is awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which means that they fulfil ambitious absolute performance requirements.

2019 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

ANZ is one of the organisations awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation in 2019 by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

2020 Top 10 Best Workplace to Give Back is Australia's largest unified workplace giving, volunteering and fundraising platform. In 2020 ANZ was recognised as being in the Top 10 Best Workplace to Give Back in Australia for the second year in a row.

Commitments and frameworks

We're a signatory to various commitments and external frameworks dedicated to raising ESG performance.

UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking

ANZ is a founding signatory to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking (the Principles). The Principles provide a single framework that embeds sustainability at the strategic, portfolio and transactional levels and across all business areas, aligning banks with society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

UN Global Compact

We became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2010. Each year we complete a “Communication on Progress” which details our approach to performance against the Compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

2020 Communication on Progress
(PDF 351kB)

UN Women's Empowerment Principles

In 2016, we became a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact (UNGC), to provide a set of considerations to help the private sector focus on key elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. 

UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

UNEP FI is a partnership between UNEP and the global financial sector to mobilise private sector finance for sustainable development. UNEP FI works with more than 350 members – banks, insurers, and investors to help accelerate sustainable finance. ANZ has been a member since 2003.

Business for Societal Impact (B4SI)

Since 2005, we've measured our community investment in accordance with the Business for Societal Impact (B4SI) Framework, a global standard for measuring and managing social impact. In 2021, our community investment was AUD $139.7 million. In addition, we facilitated more than AUD $17.8 million in donations to community organisations.

Previous reports


ESG reporting

2021 Assurance

KPMG has provided independent limited assurance in respect of our 2021 ESG Reporting including all material text and data claims in our 2021 ESG Supplement, 2021 ESG Data Pack and ESG information in our 2021 Annual Report and 2021 Annual Review. KPMG has also considered whether the appropriate indicators have been reported in accordance with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards Comprehensive level of disclosures.

Details of KPMG’s assurance, including the approach taken and conclusions, is provided within KPMG’s assurance statement on page 81-82 of the 2021 ESG Supplement.

KPMG has confirmed to ANZ its independence in conducting assurance over ANZ's ESG Reporting within the KPMG assurance statement.

Environmental performance reports

Since 2016, our environmental performance report has been incorporated into our ESG reporting. Our 2021 environmental performance is outlined on pages 29-31 of our 2021 ESG Supplement and in our 2021 ESG Data Pack.

In 2021 KPMG was engaged to conduct independent assurance over ANZ’s global GHG emissions and carbon offset data. Assurance was provided in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 Assurance Engagements other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information, ISAE 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Audit) Determination 2009.

Details of KPMG’s assurance, including the approach taken and conclusions, is provided within KPMG’s assurance statement.

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