Small steps by many of us can achieve lasting change, so we have begun to implement sustainability initiatives state-wide throughout our contact centres and branches to make it easy for our staff to be green, including:
• Containers for Change collection points, with money from the recycled bottles and cans to be donated to charity
• Battery recycling
• Provision of smaller, desktop mini bins to encourage the staff to recycle all they can in the community bins
• Community Cart in Head Office with reusable bags and cups for staff to make earth friendly choices
Throughout the organisation, we’ve begun transitioning our fleet vehicles to electric and increased our electronic record keeping processes and implemented new software to reduce our paper usage.
Every action we take, small and large, is part of our commitment as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network Australia, in which we adhere to the Ten Principles in areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption to support UN goals.
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with the Ten Principles in areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals. With more than 15,000 companies and 3000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.