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   Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

  Colleagues

 Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

American Express is a company where being yourself matters. We believe we’re a better company when all of our colleagues feel included, valued and respected for who they are and what they contribute. We back our colleagues by cultivating a diverse workforce, supporting their wellbeing and delivering a culture that helps them grow and evolve

Inclusion and diversity

 

Guided by our global Blue Box Values, we actively cultivate an inclusive workplace where every voice is valued, teamwork is rewarded and different points of view are celebrated. Our differences are what shape the world, and we’re committed to our colleagues feeling seen, heard, and like they truly belong.

 

We also back our colleagues’ leadership potential and ability to shape their future through company-wide leadership training programs. Our Colleague Network Chapters bring together people from a variety of family backgrounds, ethnicity, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We take a strategic approach to the benefits we offer to back our colleagues with programs and benefits that support each stage of their career and life.

 

From a recently enhanced parental leave policy to structured targets for achieving pay equity, we work to ensure overall gender balance and have been recognised as an employer of choice by groups like Direct Advice 4 Dads and the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

  CASE STUDY

 

Fostering innovation and collaboration through the Spark working committee

 

Spark brings together peers from different business units to support the Country Executive Team in solving complex challenges across the enterprise. Meeting quarterly, peers problem-solve as a network, focusing on innovating for the future. Ideas are collated and presented to the Country Executive Team, with funding provided to bring selected ideas to life.

 

The program also invites internal and external speakers to discuss and share thoughts around leadership behaviours.

 

Through collaboration and learning opportunities, Spark committee members benefit from both personal and professional development, as well as playing a key role in finding the solutions that help American Express continue to thrive and grow.

Read more about our local operations and commitments.