Vienna (OTS) – For the first time, Zürich Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft (Zürich) received the award as the most family-friendly company in the federal capital Vienna.
On October 19th, the award ceremony for this year’s state competition “Actions instead of words 2021” will take place. Before that, Viennese companies had the opportunity to qualify for participation by dying after completing an extensive questionnaire. Zurich Austria emerged as the winner among all applicants in the “Large Businesses” category.
“As Zurich Austria, we support our employees in balancing work and family in a variety of ways. For this reason we are very happy about this special award, ”says Mag. Silvia Emrich, Member of the board of directors of Zurich.
Actions instead of words: this is how Zurich supports your family
For years, Zurich Austria has supported its employees with a range of measures to bring work and family into harmony. This includes, for example, modern framework conditions at the workplace that are women- and family-friendly and that the employees themselves help to shape. Flexible working time models, uncomplicated home office options and childcare take the pressure off employees and contribute to greater satisfaction and motivation. In addition, Zurich offers specific help for families to cope with the stresses caused by the pandemic.
With an internal parent buddy program, parents-to-be can exchange ideas with mothers and fathers in a trusting manner and talk about everyday challenges on a personal level. With this initiative, Zurich employees feel that they are well supported on a personal basis of trust from the time before the birth, through parental leave to returning to work.
The series of awards for family friendliness continues
As early as spring 2021, the company was pleased to receive the equalitA seal of approval for the internal advancement of women. In 2017, Zurich was the first Austrian company to be certified with the international EDGE Award for equality between women and men in the workplace. The in-house women’s network “WIN” (short for Women’s Innovation Network) offers further offers for the further development of opportunities for women, but is also open to men. At the company’s internal equality office, employees can find trustworthy support in matters of gender equality.
About the Vienna State Competition 2021
In the state competitions, each federal state honors the most committed companies that work for the best of the family and the professions of their members. Overall, there were awards for the categories “small businesses”, “medium-sized businesses”, “large businesses”, “public corporations” and “non-profit organizations”. Zurich Austria won over the six-member jury of the “Actions instead of words” initiative of the non-partisan association “Club alpha” in the “over 101 employees” category.
With the award as the most family-friendly company in Vienna, Zurich Austria will qualify for the competition for the state award “Family & Work” next year. You can find more information about the award here.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance that provides services to clients in global and local services. With around 55,000 employees, Zurich offers a comprehensive range of products and services in the property and casualty and life insurance sectors. Its customers include millions, small, medium, and large businesses, and multinational corporations in more than 215 countries and territories. The group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a Level I American Depositary Receipt Program (ZURVY), which is traded over the counter on the OTCQX. More information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
die Zurich Insurance Corporation is one of Austria’s executing insurance companies in the property-casualty and life insurance sectors. Around 1,300 employees are there for 740,000 customers every day. Sustainability, diversity and social responsibility are among the company’s core values. Zurich Austria has received multiple awards and carries the Zurich brand and the direct brand Zurich Connect.