We are delighted to have been awarded Silver rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This places Workspace among the top 25% performers evaluated by EcoVadis and underlines our efforts in leading the industry forward in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our CSR practices involve initiatives that benefit society. We assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing through environmental efforts, philanthropy, ethical labour practices and volunteering.
Our CSR initiatives include –
Improving environmental performance in the community
Reducing waste water in drains
Waste management system and recycling
Timber and organic material for composting
Plastics to plastics resource recovery company
Reducing noise and not operating loud machinery and vehicles before 7:00am
Pest control as municipal regulations
Children’s medical research
Scholarships for students (Design Industry Australia and University of South Australia)
Donating fabric off-cuts to pre-schools rather than going to general waste and landfill
RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN
We began our reconciliation journey in 2019 during National Reconciliation Week, where we set commitments to improve our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are developing a RAP that is holistic, positive and led towards internal organisational and cultural change.
Reconciliation Australia CEO, Karen Mundine states: “On behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I commend Workspace Commercial Furniture on its first RAP, and look forward to following its ongoing reconciliation journey”.
Workspace Commercial Furniture CEO, Tom Clark: “This RAP is a commitment by all Workspace employees, to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to extend and deepen our relationship, and to the broader community. We make this public commitment to demonstrate our desire to achieve meaningful change internally and in our sphere of our influence”.
Workspace acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present. We support human rights and fair labor practices, including through the promotion of diversity by supporting the professional growth and development of our people; and through policies that promote dignity and safety in our workplace. This policy was implemented as a part of our RAP journey and is available together with our Reconciliation Action Plan.
For more information; visit the Reconciliation Australia website, download our Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Policy.