The EEO Trust

The Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust is a not-for-profit organisation tasked with providing EEO information and tools to employers and raising awareness of diversity issues in New Zealand workplaces.

The EEO Trust assists employers in introducing and managing proven EEO thinking and practices, encourages diversity by promoting the recruitment and development of people on the basis of merit and generates awareness of the business benefits and rewards of an inclusive workplace.


Based in Auckland, the EEO Trust works with employers around New Zealand providing the latest resources, ideas and information to support workplaces to achieve success through effectively managing diversity. The EEO Trust is resourced by fees from member organisations and Government contributions. It is governed by a Board of Trustees.

The EEO Trust's commitments

Promote equal employment opportunities

Good management practices and initiatives to New Zealand workplaces.

Provide relevant EEO information

Current ideas and findings from businesses and thought-leaders around the world to help New Zealand employers develop versatile workplaces.

Acknowledge and recognise workplaces

Organisations that achieve business success by effectively managing a diverse workforce are celebrated each year at the EEO Trust's Work & Life Awards and in EEO Trust publications and other communications.

Develop EEO projects

Develop and implement projects that promote EEO/diversity.

Research EEO/diversity

Commission research on EEO/diversity issues.  

Develop and maintain a database of EEO resources

The on-line EEO Library catalogue is accessible and easy to use.