- employing over 80 veteran and reservists across the business
- launching a new Reserve Forces Policy providing additional leave for reservist colleagues to attend training
- proactively showing that armed forces personnel are not disadvantaged during the recruitment and selection process
- ensuring the Allianz workforce is aware of the company's positive policies towards defence people issues
- creating an employee-led network open to all veterans, reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and family members of service personnel.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme supports people from the armed forces community transition into the civilian workforce.
Allianz Holdings has been awarded gold status by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme ensures that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families are treated fairly and encourages company employees to support the defence community. Employers can achieve varying levels of accreditation and Allianz was awarded bronze in 2020 and silver in 2021.
Allianz has demonstrated its commitment by:
Julie Harrison, chief HR officer Allianz Holdings said:
“It is fantastic to be awarded gold level and for all of the hard work of our people to be reflected in the award. We’re always striving to be the most inclusive employer we can be and this accreditation demonstrates that we’re more than on the right path."
Julie Harrison added:
“While the accreditation stops at gold that doesn’t mean our story has ended, we’re always looking at the best ways to support our people and to be an attractive employer – insurance is a profession with many career options and we want to attract the best people to join us.”
The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
About Allianz Holdings plc
Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.
These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.
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This document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or expectations, that are based on management's current views and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance figures, or events may differ significantly from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive situation in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility, liquidity, and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, including those resulting from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related integration issues and reorganization measures, and (xi) the general competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local, regional, national, and/or global level. Many of these changes can be exacerbated by terrorist activities.
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*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.