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.

Asphalt Plant joins renewable energy scheme

Nov 26, 2019, 01:35 AM
Asphalt Plant JV signs on as foundation partner of the second Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.
Title : Asphalt Plant joins renewable energy scheme
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CITYWIDE’s Asphalt Plant JV has taken another step towards greater sustainability after signing on as a foundation partner of the second Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.

It comes as our second asphalt plant being built at Laverton nears completion, with an expected operational start date of early January.

Building on the success and insights of MREP1 - of which the Citywide Group was one of 14 foundation entities - Citywide Asphalt will join our JV partner Fulton Hogan, RMIT University, Deakin University, Cbus Property, ISPT Property and Mondelez International, to collectively purchase approximately 113GWh of renewable electricity annually: enough to power the equivalent of more than 25,000 Melbourne households for a year.

The second Melbourne Renewable Energy Project tender was released on 22 November 2019. The tender is seeking supply of renewable energy from a new or existing generator within Victoria for up to 10 years.

The call for response to the tender is the first in a series of key project milestones that will take place.

Once the winning tender is selected, each member of the purchasing group will enter into a separate long term electricity supply contact for renewable energy.

Media Contact: 
Simon Mossman - Group Corporate Communications 
M 0427 307 216 
simon.mossman@citywide.com.au

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