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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.

Population health

The quality of peoples’ health is influenced by the communities where they live and work. We develop and invest in broad community-based programs, which aim to control and limit disease, improve health literacy and overall population health, with a focus on preventative health measures.

Economic development and employment

We believe investment and employment 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. Our procurement policies enable our business to be mindful of potential downstream effects of our supply chain and we aim to ensure our suppliers comply with applicable laws and standards of business ethics, health and safety and environmental protections.

Natural environment

The quality of the natural environments in which we live are similarly influential on people’s health. The quality of air and water, biodiversity and climate stability are crucial to the health and wellbeing of our stakeholders. We will improve our business processes to limit our impact on the environment.

Community spirit and cohesion

Strong community spirit and cohesion are good for the psychological and physical resilience of communities. We believe a strong sense of belonging,social justice, practicing tolerance and respect of differences is essential to fostering resilience in healthy communities. Our partnerships with the community build resilience and reduce inequalities, with a special focus on preventative health, mental wellbeing and Aboriginal health.

Leadership and Governance

We strongly believe in the importance of having the highest standards of ethical practice and good governance in business and public institutions. We understand the risks associated with our business operations and the potential consequences for our stakeholders in failing to manage these risks. We understand 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.

Sustainability Links

nib Sustainability Principles

nib foundation

The Footprints Network

nib in the community

Supplier Code of Conduct

Sustainability Downloads

2020

2020 Sustainability Report

2020 Community Report

2020 Tax Transparency Report

nib Travel 2020 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Report

nib 2020 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Report