Suncorp has had another busy and impactful year delivering on our purpose to build futures and protect what matters. From supporting communities affected by natural disasters to forming new partnerships and creating value for our shareholders, customers, and our people, we are proud of our achievements and look forward to 2024.
10 February: Suncorp’s Brisbane-based headquarters, Heritage Lanes, is named Brisbane’s top workplace. It later became the first building to achieve Australia’s greenest certification – the new world-leading sustainability benchmark from the Green Building Council of Australia.
11 February: Suncorp Group’s AAMI brand hosts its first event with new partner What Ability at AAMI Park. More than 200 carers, families, volunteers and some of Australia’s most prominent sports stars came together to put happiness first for people with a disability.
12 February: New Zealand’s North Island is confronted with more heavy rain and gale force winds off the back of ex-Cyclone Gabrielle. Suncorp deploys all available resources across New Zealand and Australia to support the claims process. By December, the Group has received over 32,000 claims from the combined flooding and cyclone events in New Zealand.
22 March: Suncorp Bank announces a new partnership with OzHarvest. The Bank later funded a new kitchen space in Brisbane for OzHarvest, providing up to an additional 52,000 cooked meals each year to help feed Queenslanders in need.
12 May: Suncorp Group’s AAMI brand becomes the major partner of the New South Wales (NSW) State Emergency Service (SES). The partnership joins the Group’s existing partnerships with Queensland SES (through Suncorp Group) and Victoria SES (through AAMI).
5 June: Suncorp begins the rollout of our electric vehicle fleet as a vital component of our transition to net zero carbon emissions. Seventy-seven per cent of our electricity consumed in FY23 was purchased from renewable sources and we're on track to achieve 100 per cent by 2025.
1 August: Nala, the accessibility dog, was one of 4,000+ participants taking place in 13 Spirit to Cure events in Australia and New Zealand from August to November this year. Suncorp Group raised over $2.4 million for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the events.
4 August: The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) denies authorisation of the proposed sale of Suncorp Bank to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). The application is currently before the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) with a decision expected early in 2024.
21 August: Suncorp attends the Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering 2023 on Djabugay and Yirrakanji Country. This learning experience was thanks to our community partner and event host, Firesticks Alliance.
Photo credit: Annette Ruzicka
22 August: Suncorp’s Head of Disaster Management Cath Stewart demonstrates Suncorp’s Australian-first award-winning geospatial imagery capability. The technology uses aerial imagery to provide early insights into community impacts off the back of major weather events.
14 September: Suncorp Group's AAMI brand is a national voice for road safety, releasing its annual Crash Index of Australia's worst road hotspots. The award-winning research campaign has played a key role in identifying where action is needed, including helping to inform the decision to lower the speed limit at one of Australia's worst crash sites.
18 September: AAMI joins ANZ, Bonds, Kia, McDonalds, Oral-B, nib, Tourism Australia, Pantene, TikTok, Uber, Virgin and Weet-Bix™ in launching the Shift 20 Initiative – committing to transforming their advertising to increase representation, inclusion and accessibility for people with disability.
16 November: Suncorp Group and Natural Hazards Research Australia drive a national conversation on assisted relocations (moving communities from high natural hazard risk areas to lower risk areas) with the release of a discussion paper on the topic. The paper followed a roundtable event hosted by the organisations in Canberra with CEOs, executives, researchers, government leaders and community partners.