Suncorp 2021: A year in pictures
Just when we thought we’d exhausted the use of the word “unprecedented”, 2021 gave us more wild weather and more lockdown fatigue. But as the year draws to a close, let’s not forget the life returning to our cities, the small business owners who are future-ready and stronger than ever, and the steps we’re taking towards a more sustainable future.
1 January: Suncorp employees recognise the ten-year anniversary of the 2010-11 Queensland flood disaster, which affected thousands and left a lasting impact on the Australian insurance industry.
16 March: One year since COVID-19 changed the world, Goondiwindi Cotton small business owner Sam Coulton is one of many Suncorp customers who successfully pivoted their business models in the wake of the disaster.
14 April: Suncorp partners with experts from James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station, CSIRO and Room11 Architects to design and test one of Australia’s most natural disaster-resilient homes: One House.
6 May: Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston is one of many Suncorp team members rolling up their sleeves as vaccination starts to become available across the country.
2 August: Suncorp customers Michelle and Darren Lucas are among the first to benefit from our new Build it Back Better feature after their home was severely damaged following a hailstorm in May.
11 December: Suncorp team members visit one of our Rebuilding Futures grant recipients, Make a difference (MAD) Port Macquarie. Suncorp, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), has awarded $200,000 in grants to 17 community groups and local not-for-profits in rural areas impacted by the March 2021 floods and storms – the first from our $1 million pledge