Financial Inclusion Action Plan
We launched our foundation Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) on 14 December 2017. The FIAP is an initiative run partners at Good Shepherd Microfinance and allows us to make a greater impact on financial inclusion and resilience for our customers, staff, suppliers and the community we serve. We know that a cohesive, thriving society is one that supports the most vulnerable to participate in our community.
A FIAP is an agreed commitment of practical actions that an organisation will undertake to improve financial inclusion and resilience in Australia. By taking real action, a FIAP also provides an opportunity for organisations to realise greater equality, inclusive growth and resilient communities.
The launch of the FIAP is another step in our inclusion journey. Supporting the community is ingrained in the way we work at Yarra Valley Water. This focus is demonstrated in our proven programs for customers experiencing vulnerability. It makes sense that we commit to the FIAP goals of social inclusion, financial resilience, promoting inclusive growth and reducing inequality.