Diversity and Inclusion

We’re in this together.

At Auckland DHB we embrace and celebrate the rich diversity we have on our team, and in the population we serve. Valuing and promoting inclusion is part of who we are and who we're striving to be. When you work with us, you can bring your whole self to work knowing that we welcome and support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religion.

We’re proud to be the first DHB to be awarded the Accessibility Tick and are a foundation member of the organisation in New Zealand. The Accessibility Tick Programme will help us progress on our journey to become a more accessible and inclusive place for all employees and prospective employees with disabilities. 

We're also delighted to have been awarded the Rainbow Tick by the external certification organisation. Being a part of the Rainbow Tick community is a way of ensuring Auckland DHB continually improves our processes, our environment and our culture, to be a great place to work for all our employees, whatever your identify: race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. 

There are a number of initiatives we’ve embedded internally to continue to promote and educate our people such as creating an internal employee network whom champion, advocate and consult on all matters. Launched two e-learning modules available to all employees to continue to develop an understanding of the Rainbow community and why Rainbow inclusion at work and in health matters, as well as taking part in external events as an organisation, proudly celebrating the diversity of our staff. 

 

Sustainability

As the largest employer in Auckland we take our impact on the environment seriously.

Our vision is to meet the needs of today without adversely impacting the needs of the future generation, our goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.

We are proud of our efforts to date, having reduced our carbon emissions by 28 per cent over the last four years with reduced energy and waste initiatives.

In 2018, we were named one of the Top 20 Carbon Reducers from Enviro-Mark Solutions’ and recognised globally by the Green Global Health Hospital network receiving three silver awards on; energy emissions reduction, non-energy emissions reduction and leadership.

This recognition reflects the tremendous work being led by our passionate staff to realise our commitment to taking positive action on climate change.

We have just begun and there is still more work to be done that will transform this organisation to be the most sustainable DHB in the country.