Working with the Z Zurich Foundation, we strive to secure lives and livelihoods through disaster support and relief efforts.
Through the Z Zurich Foundation, Zurich globally contributes to community disaster preparedness and relief, most notably through the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, a multi-sector cooperation which focuses on finding practical ways to help communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk.
In November 2020, Zurich Australia & New Zealand, through the Z Zurich Foundation, invested AUD 2.58m to support bushfire and COVID-19 relief efforts.
Bushfire and Covid-19 relief in 2020
Supporting communities through disaster resilience was a major focus for Zurich in 2020 in relation to two major and unpredictable events: The Australian bushfires and COVID-19.
As of November 2020, Zurich Australia & New Zealand, through the Z Zurich Foundation, invested AUD 2.58m to support bushfire and COVID-19 relief efforts.
Our bushfire relief fundraising efforts saw ~AUD 1m donated to the Australian Red Cross, the NSW and QLD Rural Fire Services, and Country Fire Authority, as well as contributions to the AFL’s Bushfire Fund. This fundraising was supported by Zurich employees in Australia and overseas, their families and friends, our customers, suppliers and local distribution network of brokers and advisers.
In the wake of the initial wave of COVID-19 in 2020, AUD 1.58m was donated to help local Australian and New Zealand communities. This funding was allocated by the Z Zurich Foundation, which pledged to support COVID-19 relief in every region in which Zurich operates around the world.