Air New Zealand, NZ

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Air New Zealand, NZ
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Air New Zealand operates a global network that provides passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand to approximately 17 million passengers a year.Our vision is to create an organisation that is proudly representative of Aotearoa, a place where Air New Zealanders can be themselves and thrive.
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Air New Zealand diversity Inclusion

Air New Zealand operates a global network that provides passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand to approximately 17 million passengers a year.Our vision is to create an organisation that is proudly representative of Aotearoa, a place where Air New Zealanders can be themselves and thrive.

Air New Zeland has a diversity and inclusion strategy. There’s no typical Air New Zealander because we all have different backgrounds, experiences and working styles. Our commitment to diversity has helped create a vibrant working environment where everyone feels welcome. At Air New Zealand, we’re proud of our engaged and inclusive culture. You’ll work alongside colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders and age – no matter which area of our business you work in.

Air New Zeland’s diverse workforce reflects our diverse customer base and helps us better serve their needs. It also makes us more innovative – having many different points of view helps us come up with new ideas, make better decisions and ultimately become a more successful business.

By Partnering with an external organisation we have implemented an unconscious knowledge and bias programme across all levels of the organisation. Trained Air New Zealanders facilitate face to face three-hour workshops throughout the organisation to educate as many people as possible about the tendencies of unconscious knowledge and bias. We track and measure the impact of the programme to ensure it supports us in delivering our D&I objectives and has a positive impact on people and we have received excellent feedback to date. Since its launch in September 2018 more than 500 people have attended unconscious knowledge and bias training with many more registered to attend workshops throughout 2019.

Air New Zeland has different employee networks.

PRIDE

Air New Zealand has a Pride Network for LGBTQI employees and is a long-term supporter of the Auckland Pride Parade, an annual event that celebrates New Zealand’s LGBTQI Community.

This group is designed to support employees of all sexual orientations so we can be proud of offering an inclusive workplace at Air New Zealand. As well as being open to members of the Pride community, the network also welcomes Pride supporters and allies.

The Returned and Services network

The Returned and Services employee network has been established to bring together Air NZ employees that are returned and/or ex-service people. Our vision is to create a thriving and inclusive network that connects and develops the careers of Air NZ employees that are returned and ex-service people.

To achieve the vision, the network will connect and support the interaction of ex-defence service-people promoting camaraderie and a sense of community, support the integration of returned and ex-service-people to help them thrive in corporate life, create and leverage positive Defence Force and Air NZ brand affiliation where appropriate as well as culminating in a main event on ANZAC Day and attract and recruit returned and ex-service talent – becoming an employer of choice.

The Women’s network

We’re committed to having 50 per cent female representation in our Senior Leadership Team by 2020. To help achieve this target, Air New Zealand has set up a Women’s Network in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, organising events, coaching and mentoring for women throughout the business.

The Manu network

The Manu network has been established by Māori and Pacific Island employees to showcase and celebrate Polynesian language and cultures within Air New Zealand; provide a forum for Māori and Pacific Islanders to learn, be inspired and grow; encourage networking; and to support our aspiration to become a more inclusive, diverse and culturally aware organisation. Employees don’t have to be of Māori or Pacific Island descent to join the network – we also welcome supporters and those who would like to learn.

The Kiwi Asia network (KASIA)

The KASIA network is designed to bring together Air New Zealand employees who are connected and interested in Asia and to support the interaction through culture and across the business. The network will strive to leverage in-house knowledge and cultural intelligence and contribute to the success of our people and company in Asia markets as well as in New Zealand. Employees don’t have to be of Asian descent to join the network – we welcome all Air New Zealanders who are interested and want to be connected!

Governance

High Standards of Corporate Governance are achieved when individual directors and the board as a whole acts ethically and in a manner consistent with the values of the business. Honesty, integrity, experience, ideas, courage, sound judgement and common sense are the core qualities of directors that lead to good corporate governance.

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