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Sustainability

nib has a mission and vision of people enjoying better health. Through our success, we aspire to more prosperous and sustainable communities, not only the creation of enterprise value.

nib has a mission and vision of people enjoying better health. Through our success, we aspire to more prosperous and sustainable communities, not only the creation of enterprise value.

We also recognise that how we go about our business, including the examples we set, directly and indirectly impact the communities in which we operate and their sustainability.

It is no afterthought. We profoundly believe the prosperity and sustainability of nib depends upon that of the communities we serve. And that commercial returns follows only our success both in fulfilling our purpose and community expectations.

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Population health

The quality of individual health is much influenced by that of the communities in which they live and work. We pursue and invest in broad community-based programs which aim to tackle disease, lift health literacy and generally improve population health including via our nib foundation.

Economic development and employment

nib is a significant investor and employer in the many communities it operates including outside of Australia and New Zealand. Through our success as a business we create additional wealth in these communities and employment. We especially believe both are important to the overall health and wellbeing of our communities and that we have a leadership role to play in encouraging inclusion and equal opportunity.

Procurement policies are mindful of the downstream supply chain and ensuring our suppliers comply with applicable laws and standards of business ethics, health and safety and environmental protection.

Natural environment

The quality of the natural environments in which we live are similarly influential on people’s health. Clean air and water, biodiversity and climate stability are all fundamental elements we seek to embellish. We have a particular interest in neutralising our carbon footprint given its known impact upon global warming.

Community spirit and cohesion

Strong community spirit, cohesion and harmony are good for the psychological and physical wellbeing of communities. We believe essential to that is a strong sense of identification with the community, social justice and tolerance and respect for our differences and social justice.

Leadership and Governance

The importance of having the highest standards or ethical practice and good governance in business and public institutions is increasingly evident. The risks associated with our business operations and the potential consequences for communities and all stakeholders of failing to manage these is well understood by us. We’re especially aware of how the behaviour of companies like ours can influence others operating in our communities.

Further information

Further nib sustainability information and downloads are available below.

nib 2018 Shareholder Review

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nib 2018 Sustainability Data

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nib 2018 Tax Transparency Report

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nib 2018 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Report

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WNG 2018 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Report

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nib Sustainability Principles & Initiatives

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nib foundation

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The Footprints Network

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nib in the community

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