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.

 

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.).

 

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.

Citywide Good Cycles Nathan Gavin
Thursday, 03-October 2019

In the sustainability saddle

Managing city's waste all in a ‘good’ day’s work for Nathan and Gavin.

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Rod Duckworth Cambodia school grid photo
Friday, 23-August 2019

Rod's role in Cambodian school

A supervisor with a big heart who’s changing lives in Cambodia

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Citywide Iraqi refugee Yasin Hussein
Monday, 15-April 2019

Yasin's courage rewarded with life opportunity

A leap of faith gives Citywide driver Yasin a new truck - and new lease of life!

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Citywide Puka Up launch
Tuesday, 05-March 2019

Citywide joins Puka Up mission to end suicide

Tackling the scourge of suicide is a mission that has galvanised social enterprise Puka Up, supported by Citywide.

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MREP Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro
Friday, 30-November 2018

Renewable Energy Project wins CitySwitch Award

The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) has been named CitySwitch National Partnership of the Year 2018.

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MREP Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro
Friday, 12-October 2018

Melbourne Renewable Energy Project wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

The ground-breaking Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) has landed a prestigious Premier’s Sustainability Award.

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Citywide Good Cycles Partnership MoU
Friday, 28-September 2018

Citywide in saddle for new “re-cycling” partnership with social enterprise

Supporting the employment of disadvantaged job seekers while delivering more efficient city services underpins our new partnership with social enterprise Good Cycles.

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Citywide Supply Nation Partnership
Tuesday, 10-April 2018

Indigenous engagement procurement initiative

Procurement initiative a proactive move to close gap in Indigenous engagement

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MREP Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro
Sunday, 24-September 2017

Winds of change as Citywide joins renewable energy coalition

Citywide has joined its parent & shareholder the City of Melbourne to support the development of a new $200 million wind farm to be built in regional Victoria.

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