Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Statement

Equal Access Group Pty Ltd – Incorporating Equal Access, SDA Consulting Australia, EvacuLife and Access & Safety

Equal Access Group recognises that it has a responsibility to do more to enact positive change and social responsibility to do what’s best not just for our company but our people, our planet, and our society at large.

We aspire to minimise our impact on the environment and maximise the effective use of resources. We focus on reducing our carbon footprint and improving our labour policies with the aim to provide diversity, equity and inclusion. And we embrace corporate social responsibility initiatives, which force our focus on how we hire and manage employees and deliver value to customers.

Environmental Responsibility: EAG behaves in as environmentally friendly a way as possible.

We aim to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and general waste by increasing our reliance on renewable energy, sustainable resources, and recycled or partially recycled materials and technology. We do this by:

  • Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in our community.
  • Conserving natural resources by reusing, recycling and minimising water use.
  • Ensuring our own operational processes do not adversely affect the environment. To this end, all project assessments are undertaken electronically using software that allows our consultants to assess documents without the need for large-scale printing. For onsite auditing, our company has developed a proprietary cloud-based auditing tool, AccessCheck®, that operates on Android/Apple tablets, which ensures our access audit process is truly paperless, achieving our environmental goals whilst supporting our clients’ commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Equal Access Group solar roof arrayReducing our carbon footprint and ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout the organisation: In 2022, we installed a 12-kW solar panel power generation system to offset our electricity use and we installed LED lighting throughout our office and warehouse. All equipment, lights and climate controls are turned off at the end of the day. All recyclable material is recycled, and batteries are recycled. Water use is minimised.
  • Staff work on a hybrid office/home model to minimise driving time and we conduct meetings electronically whenever possible.
  • Using our own professional expertise where possible to assist in the development of solutions to environmental problems.
  • Striving to improve our environmental performance continually.
  • Working with suppliers who promote sound environmental practices.
  • Enhancing awareness among our employees, volunteers, and users – educating and motivating them to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

Ethical & Economic Responsibility: EAG operates in a fair and ethical manner. We provide a

safe and healthful workplace.   We aim to achieve the fair treatment of all stakeholders, including leadership, employees, suppliers and customers. Our goal is not to simply maximise profits, but positively impact the environment, people, and society. We do this by:

  • Providing a safe and health-focused workplace
  • Creating an environmentally aware culture where responsibility is assigned and understood.
  • Ensuring our work practices are viable so that the company remains profitable to meet our commitments and provide for our growing workforce.

 

Support for Businesses

Equal Access can provide support to like-minded organisations with the following key services to help them meet their own Corporate Social Responsibilities:

Please Contact Us to discuss what services we can provide your organisation

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