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MetLife makes diversity inclusion index

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MetLife Australia has been recognised for its diversity and inclusion workplace practices, joining a club of employers who met the prescribed benchmarks to be listed in the Inclusion@Work Index 2021-2022.

Not-for-profit Diversity Council Australia (DCA) last week launched the third iteration of the index, which states the state of inclusion in organisations.

To make the biennial index, an employer must show that they are active and committed to inclusion by achieving results that exceed the National Index Benchmark on at least five out of six of the following measures: awareness; engagement; inclusive organisational climate; inclusive leadership; inclusive team; and exclusion.

“This recognition by DCA is testament to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at MetLife,” CEO Richard Nunn said. “This recognition validates the real and meaningful steps we’ve taken to enable our people to bring their whole selves to work and really thrive.

“We know there is more to be done and we’ll use the insights from the Inclusion@Work Index to continue to build MetLife into a leading workplace and life insurer.”

MetLife says it has introduced major initiatives recently to build a more inclusive workplace. These include gender inclusive bathrooms, parents’ room and contemplation room as well as reshaping recruitment to make processes and policies gender-neutral.

Other employers in this year’s index with an insurance connection are RAC WA and law firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers.