As we grew in the 90s, our Board of Directors made a clear decision to weave
our environmental and social contribution deeply into every aspect of our
business. We want to lead by example, inspire future generations to do better
and strive to achieve higher goals. The business principles and practices that
bring that to life are:
- providing clients with innovative tailored supply solutions, premium value
products and valuable outcomes for their businesses
- building partnerships with our supply partners to grow their businesses
- providing a safe, rewarding and financially secure workplace for our
- always paying on time
- conducting our business with integrity, employing sound business, social
and environmental practices.
We believe strongly in investing in business development today to provide
better positioning and realise the goals at the heart of our business strategy
tomorrow. Indeed, in the next five years, we want to embrace sustainability
challenges beyond its environmental impact—to influence broader community
sustainability interests including food sustainability.
Over the past 30 years we have embraced diversity and facilitated a structure
with flexible working arrangements suitable for working parents with
‘family comes first’ as a guiding principle. Today, our highly flexible team
skilfully develops and manages the roster around their work and personal life
Charities we support
As a successful business we recognise our duty goes beyond looking after our
team, clients, supply partners and the environment. This is why we have long
been supporters of two charities:
a charity delivering early intervention programs for disadvantaged young
Hollows Foundation restoring eyesight to thousands of people in developing
countries and to Indigenous Australians.
When we think about disadvantage, our minds often turn to places far away
from Australia; children starving in Africa, war-stricken countries, or people
suffering in natural disasters. This sometimes makes it hard to see what is
happening in our own country—in our own backyards. Disadvantage has many faces
and presents itself in different ways. Regardless of its appearance, there is
one commonality: no-one chooses disadvantage.
Young people that come to Evolve often come from environments where their
families experience social, economic or geographic disadvantage, which can
sometimes lead to negative mental health, self-harming and suicide, abuse and
neglect, homelessness, educational disengagement and juvenile crime. By the time
they embark on a new road with Evolve, they are desperate for change, for a
fresh start and for the opportunity to have an ‘advantage’.
We believe this charity makes a difference in the lives of disadvantaged
youth, building their self-esteem and giving them skills to become confident and
build a better future.
Visit Evolve for more
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The Fred Hollows vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind, and
Indigenous Australians enjoy the same health and life expectancy as other
The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor
Fred Hollows (1929–1993). Fred was an eye doctor, a skilled surgeon of
international renown and a social justice activist. He was committed to
improving the health of Indigenous Australians and to reducing the cost of eye
health care and treatment in developing countries. View a video about Fred
Hollows and the work that preceded the Foundation.
The Foundation was established in Sydney in 1992, five months before Fred
passed away, with the aim of continuing and expanding on the program work he had
started in Eritrea, Vietnam and Indigenous Australia.
We consider sight to be the most important of five senses and are thrilled to
know this charity is able to provide cataract operations for as little as $25 in
some developing countries. They have so far helped to restore the sight of more
than 1,000,000 people worldwide—a truly remarkable achievement and a cause worth
our support. Visit The Fred Hollows
Foundation for more information.
and his mother, Nkuuni, after surgery, Baragoi Kenya.
Linh, nine was born with cataracts in both eyes. She received sight restoring
surgery and her life is forever improved, thanks to The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Photo: Hanh Tran
owner Reggie Uluru, 72, after eye surgery at Alice Springs Hospital. Photo: