Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Brands Commited to Quality Education
Latest Quality Education Brand Actions
One-for-one Underwear Donation
We are incredibly proud of the underwear that we are able to donate through our one-for-one campaign. It all started one day when we found thousands of meters of elastic at one of our factories that was destined for landfill, and this sparked a transformation in our business model. We now utilise all of our factories' deadstock – from other customers’ cancelled orders, half rolls, leftover elastic - to create the underwear we give away. The special thing is, they are all different. We have a close 10-year relationship with the factory that makes our donation underwear, based on mutual trust. They have been using BCI and organic cotton, as well as Oeko-Tex non-toxic dyes, for many years to unsure their fabrics are safe. WHO DO WE DONATE TO? If you have an organisation that needs underwear donations, please contact us. The National Homeless Collective. A local Australian charity that provide programs and resources for people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and social disadvantage. Kara House Kara House provides support to women and children affected by domestic and family violence. They offer crisis accommodation, outreach and emotional support to those in need, and are waiting on new donations. Days for Girls In many areas of the world, having your period means not going to school. Days for Girls creates critical period packs and sewing circles to prevent girls from leaving their education in developing parts of the world.
The Family Bond by Volvo Cars - Equal global parental leave for all
The Family Bond by Volvo Cars is our all-gender global paid parental leave policy – with this, we give all Volvo Cars employees with at least one year's service 24 weeks of parental leave at 80 per cent of their base pay by default. This global policy applies to either parent and is suited for a diverse variety of family types, as it includes adoptive, foster care and surrogate parents, as well as non-birth parents in same-sex couples. Learn more about The Family Bond at https://www.volvocars.com/au/about/family-bond/
Empower with Literacy
Through our partnership with i=Change, Enbacci supports the Empower with Literacy project. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to fall through the cracks of our education system, trapping them in a cycle of vulnerability and illiteracy. This devastating gap is particularly evident in remote Indigenous communities, where the writing abilities of year 9 students are at year 1 level. If not addressed in the early years, this issue continues into adulthood. In remote areas, up to 70% of Aboriginal adults are ‘functionally illiterate’. This is a national tragedy. We believe literacy is freedom; to take control of your life, be informed, have a voice, stand up for your rights, resist exploitation, be self-confident and self-reliant. Literacy unlocks the door to learning and a world of endless possibilities. The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation is transforming lives through community-driven, ground-breaking and best practice literacy programs. Working in English and Indigenous First Languages, ALNF is committed to creating sustainable, long-term change. $12 pays for a day of specialised literacy support in an Indigenous community.
Develop Educational Programs
We partner with businesses, institutions, professionals and everyone interested on investing on education about sustainable practices. We are working very hard to develop and launch an e-Learning platform where everyone will have access to educational material to help kids and grown-ups make the shift to a more sustainable life.
We are proudly donating books to schools
Our aspiration is that young kids are more conscious about our natural resources, water, and energy consumption. We want to reach as many schools as possible to help with the school’s curriculum by introducing sustainable practices that will help students to become the generation of change that we all need. Since we launched The World Behind Recycling in March 22, we have donated more than 25 books to Schools in Victoria.
Donations to The Great Barrier Reef Foundation
We are so excited to announce our collaboration with The Only Straw, an Australian owned and operated family business based in Gippsland, Victoria, on a mission to create an eco-friendly drinking straw. We want you to be part of this! By any purchase of The Only Straw & The World Behind Recycling Special Edition Bundle, we will be donating 10% of our sales to The Great Barrier Reef Foundation to grow corals and restore the Reef. When we give today, we are proudly investing in the future of our communities and environment! Join us!!!
Modern Slavery Statement
Ball and Doggett is committed to understanding and managing ethical, social and environmental issues along its supply chain. The Modern Slavery Statement has been created to meet our commitment and outlines the terms and conditions of doing business with Ball and Doggett
Savanna Fire Management Cape York, Australia
One of the projects Carbonhalo and its partner's support help protect the native lands in North Queensland. Strategic fire management minimises the risk of potentially devastating forest fires whilst providing employment and support for local communities. https://www.carbonhalo.com/savanna-fire-management/
Paroo River North Native Forest Regeneration, Australia
One of the projects Carbonhalo and its partners support includes the regeneration of 38,000 ha of native forest near Cunnamulla SW QLD. The project also aims to increase biodiversity within the region providing opportunities for the local indigenous community who have native title interests.
SAFEGUARDING THE WELLBEING, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE, PATRONS AND COMMUNITIES
Health & Safety: Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and the public. Our People: Protecting the human and labour rights, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of our people through targeted initiatives, upskilling and inclusion for all. Our Patrons & Communities: Ensuring the highest service quality and accessibility of transportation for all, making sure that we are kind and responsible to our communities and broader society.
Business Member of 1% for the Planet
This is a global entity that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. To date, 1% for the Planet has directed hundreds of millions of dollars to non profit organisations globally. These funds come from individuals and businesses that, like Pangolin, donate 1% of gross sales to support environmental organisations. Through 1% for the Planet Pangolin supports Bush Heritage Australia, Greenfleet Australia, African Pangolin Working Group, Climate Council of Australia, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, and HalfCut. As always, we also commit to ongoing environmental stewardship through our everyday actions and business practices.
The AFA supports sustainable business practices encouraging its members to become more sustainable and move towards a more circular approach to product development. The AFA supports third-party certification and product stewardship with all AFA listed members certified under a recognised ecolabel and / or product stewardship scheme.
Assisting Sustainable Purchasing
Global GreenTag operates on two levels towards environmental actions. 1. We facilitate action within the procurement and design sectors towards purchasing ecologically, health end ethical supply chain preferred products; 2. We have formal Sustainability and Climate Action plans that include being a member of the Rainforest Trust's Conservation Circle preserving core biodiversity and habitat for threatened species. We operate a largely virtual office with core office functions within a 6 Star Green Star Certified office building in central Brisbane.
First and Only Gold Standard Climate Project in Australia
On a 200km wide corridor north of Perth, Carbon Neutral has been turning things around diligently replanting land that was drastically cleared for farming throughout the 20th century and revitalising the biosphere. And its efforts have been so successful, it has become the first and only organisation in Australia to be awarded Gold Standard certification for climate interventions.