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Commitments and frameworks

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides an internationally accepted framework for reporting on an organisation's economic, environmental and social performance. We have used GRI sustainability reporting guidelines and standards in the development of our annual sustainability reports since 2006.

The GRI content index provides a comprehensive listing of the GRI indicators reported by ANZ and has been independently checked by our external assurance provider.

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. 

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.

Women's Empowerment Principles

The Women's Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact (UNGC), 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.  We became a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles in January 2016 and have included our approach to performance against the principles in our UNGC Communication on Progress. 

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. More than 200 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. 

ANZ has been a member since 2003 and is committed to working collectively toward common sustainability goals. 

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. Target setting in the most material areas, and reporting publicly on progress, are key features of the Principles. We will report on our progress through our annual sustainability reporting. Further information is available here.

London Benchmarking Group

We use the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) framework for measuring and reporting community contributions and achievements. The LBG model encourages greater accountability and is recognised as best practice in reporting on corporate community investment.

Using LBG, we measure the total financial value of contributions, including donations, volunteering hours, and the community investment component of our commercial activities. In addition, we assess the impact our programs and initiatives are having on the community - this helps us ensure our community investments make a real difference to the community, enhance employee engagement and support our business strategy.

LBG results are published in our annual Sustainability Reviews.