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Allianz hosts employee events for International Stress Awareness Week

Press release   •   Nov 08, 2019 14:00 GMT

Allianz employees taking part in a virtual reality holiday

Allianz Insurance has been holding a series of wellbeing events and activities this week to promote the importance of International Stress Awareness Week and raise funds for charity partner, Mind.

Across all Allianz branches, employees were invited to schedule a ten minute virtual reality holiday (pictured) and experience 360º video footage and spatial sounds, so they could switch off and enjoy the beach, ocean, wind, waves or forest streams at a location of their choice.

Wellbeing workshops were held to share simple tips on how to keep a balanced mindset and thrive in a busy world. Allianz also distributed a series of ‘Mindful Minutes’ meditation audio clips and created a mindful music playlist to give employees tools to aid their personal mindfulness journeys.

Throughout the week a wide range of fundraising activities were hosted, including fitness challenges, ‘Crafternoons’ - Mind’s crafting fundraiser, reflexology and express facials.

Carolyn Rich, head of brand management and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance, said:

“It’s been fantastic to see so many employees engage with the activities taking place across our offices for International Stress Awareness Week. We know that making mental health visible helps to give employees the confidence to voice their concerns as well as showing our commitment as a business to this important issue.

“Our activities this week are just a small part of what we’re doing all year round to help employees look after their mental health. It’s a real priority for us to build on our existing employee wellbeing programme and really focus on making Allianz a healthier place to work. We’ve trained mental health first aiders across our offices and everyone has access to an employee assistance helpline as well as a range of mental health information and webinars.”

ENDS

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

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