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We have a vision of building a world-class SME business bank and it’s our people who can make it happen.

As part of our investment in developing and expanding our team, we opened three new offices, welcomed 145 new team members and celebrated 48 internal promotions in the last financial year – and we continue to grow!

During the last financial year, the number of women in senior leadership roles, including members of the Management Board, increased from 26% to 31%. Women hold 43% of Board positions, up 13% in the same period. We also announced our goal to increase gender diversity across our business by FY26 to:

  • 40% Women
  • 40% Men
  • 20% Open (non-gender specific, which could include women, men, non-binary, intersex or gender diverse identities).
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Our unique culture

Our culture is foundational to our success and underpinned by our core values: Trust, Teamwork, Accountability and Performance. Our organisational architecture has been specifically designed to deliver on our purpose and we hand-select people who are passionate about supporting SMEs.

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We believe the little things matter in our culture and we want our team's experience here to be the best of their career.

As we grow, we continue to embed an owner’s mindset and a challenger culture that is inclusive, where every team member across the business feels like they belong and can contribute to the success of Judo and our customers.

Our value of Teamwork underpins all that we do – including how we reward people. It's all about team performance and team incentives at Judo!

We use the Judo Employee Delight Index (JEDI) as our unique engagement tracking tool, which measures energy, mood and commitment weekly. JEDI tracks how our people are feeling and what actions and changes need to be made within the business to ensure that Judo is a great place to work for everyone.

At Judo, we believe in flexibility, and we want our people to feel included and supported, no matter how they work and live their life. Our Flex@Judo program supports our commitment to the hybrid world of work – all our people have flexibility to work from home and from the office. We know flexibility improves wellbeing for our people while reducing our carbon footprint and resource consumption in our offices.

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  • Two weeks of additional annual leave each year (you read this right – that’s 6 weeks of annual leave per year!)
  • Big Life Event leave
  • Paid Volunteer Leave
  • Happiness Allowance – an annual cash benefit for permanent team members to spend on family, community, health or personal development
  • Judo Staff Home Loan
  • Working from Home Setup Allowance
  • Education Assistance
  • And much, much more!

In FY22, to further our purpose, we scoped our operational carbon emissions for base year FY21. We also began the groundwork necessary to embed our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities into strategic planning, capital allocation and stakeholder engagement. We intend to measure our performance and set targets across selected sustainability-related reporting topics for FY23.

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The underlying ESG beliefs that inform our vision, strategy and priorities

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Throughout the pandemic, we developed and implemented customer hardship policies and we’re now working on new ways to support our customers to be more sustainable and resilient, now and into the future.

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We embrace and celebrate diversity of people, experience and of thought. We hand-select the best people who are aligned to our purpose. We lend differently, so we seek to hire people who can think differently.

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All SMEs deserve to have access to financial services to help grow their business. We believe that we can help provide more financial inclusion in Australia through, and to, our SME community.

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We believe that good corporate governance provides the foundation for a high-performing organisation, and by embedding good practices, we’ll preserve and strengthen stakeholder confidence and long-term value.

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As a prudent financial institution, we recognise that it’s necessary to take a strategic approach to managing the various climate change-related risks and opportunities we face.

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Our vision is for Judo to be a place where everyone feels like they belong – where our people and our customers thrive because our unique differences make us collectively stronger.

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Because of this, we established our Belong@Judo Network to encourage and celebrate diversity of people, experience and thought.

In partnership with our people, we defined three strategic Inclusion, Equity & Diversity (IE&D) pillars and priorities:

  • To attract, celebrate and keep diverse talent
  • To nurture an inclusive culture where everyone belongs
  • To become the most trusted employer in Australian banking

Belong@Judo will help bring our Inclusion, Equity and Diversity strategy to life, with a particular focus on gender equality, LGBTIQ+ inclusion and diversity of cultural background (though we love and welcome diversity in all its forms!).

Download our Annual Report for more information on our team, culture and business: Judo FY22 Annual Report.