We’re taking actions for a better, more secure and sustainable future.
Our members, employees and community are increasingly concerned with environmental, social and ethical issues, and we acknowledge our role in having a positive impact on the future. Being member owned, we are committed to developing a sustainable future, doing business today in a way that considers future generations.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of focus
Our sustainability framework was developed in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We seek to take action in 9 of the 17 areas framed by the SDGs, which address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Member story - the Avant coaching collaborative
The coaching experience has improved how I manage challenging clinical or research scenarios. Having the coach, a senior clinician who I respect enormously, provide me with strategies was amazing. I often think of a few specific phrases she said to me when I am in new situations and it has definitely improved my skills and confidence."
We invest to drive improvements in healthcare, focusing on areas identified as most in need. This is achieved through funding of member research and initiatives, fearlessly advocating for improvements in healthcare, and influencing doctors’ training for better health outcomes.
Health and Wellbeing
The wellbeing of doctors is essential for the delivery of healthcare. Working with stakeholders, we strive to change the systems and cultures adversely impacting doctors’ health and wellbeing. Avant is also committed to ensuring the good physical and mental health of its employees engaging with employees to be a model organisation for employee welfare.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Australia’s multicultural society is reflected in our membership and the diverse communities our members serve. We seek a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion to be fostered across the healthcare industry, and to be a leading example by transparently building a diverse and inclusive workplace that harnesses people’s unique capabilities and perspectives.
We are committed to minimising our carbon footprint through sustainable consumption and production to aid generational sustainability.To progress our sustainable consumption journey, we have reduced our travel and introduced lower energy lighting in our offices.
Responsible Business Practices
As a member-owned organisation, we have a responsibility to act in members’ best interests and in a way they can take pride. Good corporate governance and sound risk management practices lay the foundation of a sustainable organisation. We maintain high standards of governance and regulatory compliance which is overseen by the doctors and business experts on our board.