EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is the leading global assessment in the area of gender equity. EDGE is a key tool to support our commitment to gender balance not just in the area of gender pay. Zurich achieved the second level of EDGE certification (EDGE Move) recognising the progress that we have made in this area.
Women in Finance
The Women in Finance Charter is a collaboration between industry and Government under the Ireland for Finance strategy. Ireland for Finance, is the Government’s blueprint for the development of the international financial services sector. Diversity is a key theme of the strategy with the ambition to see increased participation of women at all levels, including junior, middle and senior management, leadership and board roles within financial services organisations based in Ireland.
As part of our commitment to build an inclusive culture, we are delighted to partner with Pride Dublin. Pride Dublin is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people, promoting diversity and inclusion in society and championing equality for all people.
Down Syndrome Ireland
Zurich is a charity partner of Down Syndrome Ireland, a membership organisation. Supporting 3,500 people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland, its vision is to ensure all people are valued, fully participating citizens.
Power 2 Progress
The Power 2 Progress (P2P) programme aims to combat inequality by supporting DEIS schools to address educational inequality. Power 2 Progress seeks to foster educational resilience in the Irish educational system with a three-year intervention plan for approximately 600 senior cycle DEIS school students across 15 schools and by informing on educational policy for future students via an integrated four-year PhD.
Tackle Your Feelings
Tackle Your Feelings is a national wellbeing campaign developed by Rugby Players Ireland in partnership with Zurich and the Z Zurich Foundation. The campaign aims to change the way people think and behave around mental wellbeing. It encourages people to take preventative measures to look after and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing. As part of the campaign, Irish rugby stars past and present share their experiences of dealing with mental wellbeing issues, and how they proactively manage these challenges.