Our philosophy of mutual success is embodied in our commitment to the Pledge 1% philanthropy movement.
We actively partner with and invest in leading national organisations that in turn offer a range of services, engagement programs and volunteering opportunities to our people.
We partner with FYA in two innovative programs that build the capacity of young social entrepreneurs. Innovation Nation involves ten Charter Hall employees mentoring ten young social entrepreneurs to both seed their ideas financially and through their expertise in business.
Young Social Pioneers program is an incubator for more developed and at market social impact businesses, involving five Charter Hall employees mentoring five young social pioneers to launch or expand their social impact.
We're a platinum sponsor of PIF, the property industry charity which provides national support to homeless and under privileged youth.
The money raised through PIF goes towards building housing for disadvantaged young people and supporting over 20 children's charities, many of which we also support individually and through our development projects.
We have a partnership with Two Good Co to supply toiletries in our washrooms and muesli at our Tuesday morning breakfasts in our offices across Australia. We also utilise their lunch service and our teams volunteer in their kitchens.
Our retail business has partnered with Two Good Co. to take their message and their meals to 20,000 domestic violence shelters across the country.
The last couple of years have tested all of us in many ways. We know it's been especially hard for vulnerable young Australians as they battle higher levels of unemployment, financial insecurity and mental health issues. They need real support more than ever. That's why we're investing in Australian youth and building meaningful employment outcomes for young people across the country.
We partner with Dismantle to assist with their BikeRescue program for at-risk young people. During the BikeRescue program, participants fully strip and rebuild two bikes. The first is donated to charity, which earns them the second one to customise and keep for themselves.
Participants are then supported through the BikeRescue program into a work placement with one of Dismantle’s social enterprises. They are also supported on their exit, with the ultimate goal of each participant securing long-term employment.
We're supporting Green Collect in the expansion of their employment for youth in the justice system program, creating over 30 new jobs for young people and 45 employment pathways over the next three years.
Green Collect, collects hard-to-recycle items from the office and home and find ways to re-use these in the community or make them into other products. Through this, they create work opportunities for young people and refugees who have faced barriers to employment, and provide a pathway to meaningful and skilled jobs in the growing sustainability industry.
We currently have Kick Start cafes at our assets in Glendinning, Wetherill Park, Prestons and Parramatta and are looking for further opportunities to expand this partnership throughout FY22. Since the inception of our partnership with Kick Start, 12 young people have graduated from their pathway program.
The initiative enables them to gain valuable qualifications (Certificate III in Hospitality) and teaches them barista skills and how to operate a mobile food trailer café. The program also provides trainees six months employment and then supports these young people into further career or learning experiences.
We partner with White Box Enterprises, a large-scale, jobs-focused social enterprise builder with a big goal - to create 5000 jobs for young, disadvantaged Australians by 2030. Their mission is to transform Australia’s youth employment system by building, replicating and supporting large-scale, work-integrated social enterprises that fill clear market gaps and can employ 50+ people.
We provide support with negotiations, tenders and fitouts as they acquire properties to house their growing social enterprises. In the future, we also hope to provide support through social procurement, and work hand in hand with many of White Box social enterprises.