Corporate Social Responsibility

Citywide has a proud history of providing services and support to the communities in which we operate and where our employees live, work and play. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility Program, we are committed to providing shared value for our host communities, our customers and our business. Our approach to corporate & social responsibility is framed by four key issues of concern to our customers and their community constituents:

 

– Education, Training and Jobs

– Environment & Sustainability

– Homelessness, Social Justice and Well-being

– Youth Opportunities

 

We are proud to support and partner with community organisations that are addressing such critical social issues. As a services company, we pride ourselves on maintaining and enhancing community assets and being actively involved in local communities; engaging with them to make positive social changes.

 

CW – CSR Diagram

Partnerships

Through our Community Engagement Framework, we partner with selected social enterprises, charities and not-for-profits who share our corporate values and who are strategically placed to help solve the key issues of concern to our customers.  Click through to view  our current partner social procurement and community organisations  (opens in new window).

 

Employee Volunteering

At Citywide, our staff proactively contribute over and above the day job to the wellbeing of their local communities and other social concerns further afield. This support varies from community to community and is demonstrated in a variety of ways, including the provision of paid leave for staff to volunteer with a community concern.

 

Financial Support & Matched Funding

Citywide proudly supports selected not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises with in-kind pro bono services, products and support. We also provide financial support to several partners to support them in meeting their strategic objectives, including matching funding from individual staff fundraising efforts.

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Having a social licence to operate is integral to our shared value approach with the community and all our stakeholders, with the common goal of fostering greater social cohesion. This supports our commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion across our company without discrimination and we actively seek to create employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, disabled, CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities and indigenous interests.

This policy covers all operational and administrative offices and sites of Citywide and subsidiaries such as Technigro. It also takes into account the company’s capabilities and capacity to resource (staff, financial; operational; equipment, etc.).

 

Responsible Sourcing

Citywide and its subsidiaries including Technigro are committed to responsible sourcing practices.

We regularly review our operations and supply chains with the aim of ensuring that we, our suppliers and third-party business partners operate without infringing human rights. We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery practices including child or forced labour.

To help us achieve our aim, if you become aware of any related concerns, we encourage you to let us know by contacting us through this website (click through to Contact page).

 

Sustainability

Our goal is to minimise our environmental footprint and to inspire and equip our people with ‘world’s best’ sustainability standards to effectively manage the environmental aspects of our operations, whilst ensuring continuous improvement and zero harm to the environment and communities in which we work.

We use a market leading environmental data management platform to manage and monitor energy usage and costs across all of our operations. The data allows us to monitor our carbon generation and provides us with information to evaluate initiatives developed and implemented to reduce our carbon footprint.

We are also a foundation partner in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP). Through this program - led by our parent the City of Melbourne Council - we will purchase renewable energy through a wind farm being constructed for the MREP in regional Victoria.

2020 08 06 New Citywide Huddle MOU grid
Wednesday, 05-August 2020

Citywide and The Huddle ink new MoU

Investing in the development of young people will underpin Citywide’s continuing partnership with The Huddle.

Read More
Citywide Modern Slavery Code Conduct
Tuesday, 14-July 2020

Citywide reaffirms commitment to responsible sourcing practices

Supplier Code of Conduct released in line with Modern Slavery legislation.

Read More
Citywide Asphalt MREP2 DJI_0044 grid pic
Tuesday, 30-June 2020

Citywide Asphalt Group powers up renewable energy deal

Citywide Asphalt Group joins Melbourne businesses in securing a multi-million-dollar renewable wind energy deal to power their operations.

Read More
Casper Effemey DSCF0283 72dpi grid pic
Sunday, 21-June 2020

Waste truck driver Casper winning over her colleagues & customers

Keeping up with the boys is no longer an ambition for truck driver Casper Effemey, who wants to overtake them, and prove herself “whatever my gender”.

Read More
Citywide WFV Jordan Lakin grid pic
Monday, 18-May 2020

Seasoned chef finds sweet aftertaste following bitter COVID disruption

Jordan was preparing to set up a restaurant consultancy business when his professional dreams were scuppered by COVID-19.

Read More
Citywide apprentice Jayde Robson grid pic
Thursday, 14-May 2020

Award winner Jayde proves a gem in the parks of Melton

Jayde Robson is living proof of the loyalty that comes from working for someone who truly values you.

Read More
Citywide Working for Victoria WFV Fletcher Pearse grid
Friday, 08-May 2020

Airport worker lands Citywide role Working for Victoria

Street cleaning in Stonnington provides a safe landing for former airport worker.

Read More
2020 05 Citywide Supply Nation renew COW_090 grid
Thursday, 07-May 2020

Commitment to Indigenous supply chain renewed

CITYWIDE reaffirms commitment to closing the gap on Indigenous procurement after renewing ties with Supply Nation.

Read More
Citywide W4V Maribyrnong Nate Taylor grid
Wednesday, 06-May 2020

Working for Victoria, Nate knocks back COVID19 curve-ball

Citywide helps Nate move from easy street to street-cleaning – and back again!

Read More