Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)

At SPS we are committed to operating as an ethical and socially responsible business.  Our policies and operating procedures underpin this commitment in the following ways:

  • Local Community – We value the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we operate via financial of sporting associations and clubs, education bursaries and various charities.  Likewise, SPS seeks wherever possible to contribute to the community through the support of local businesses and employing local people.

  • Environment – SPS is committed to continually improving our environmental performance, preventing pollution and minimising and controlling our waste in order to provide safe working and living environments.  To do this we have set a number of objectives and targets so we may be able to measure our performance against them.  Some of these objectives are listed on our policies with a more in depth breakdown on our integrated objectives list.  This integrated objective list is reviewed continually for compliance and improvements throughout the year.

  • People – SPS does not agree with subcontracting work and credits the direct engagement of staff as being central to our success.  All staff members are directly employed, enabling us to have long term staff members and client partnerships.  Whilst many of our competitors choose to franchise or subcontract their work, we believe that the subcontracting/franchising model ultimately leads to client dissatisfaction via a lack of client management, insufficient communication, high staff turnover, incorrect assignment of service hours and over worked and under paid cleaners.

  • Overall – We consider ethical, moral, and environmental implications of all purchasing and investment decisions “End of Life Outcomes“.

Community Involvement

SPS believes it is important to take an active role in the wider business community. SPS is involved in the following professional organisations:

  • Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA)

  • Property Council of Australia

  • Facility Management Association

  • Australian Institute of Management

  • Australian Human Resource Institute

  • National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA)

Sponsorships

Publicly SPS directly supports the many communities in which it operates in the following ways:

SPS has provided a number of educational bursaries in partnership with its clients (e.g. Logan City Council). SPS believes that the provision of these types of awards is an excellent way of directly support local communities in a lasting manner. We believe that access to training and education is vitally important in all people’s lives. We continue to seek opportunities to be involved in the provision of these types of awards.

SPS provides corporate sponsorship for a number of community organisations that we believe promote healthy, active and responsible lifestyles such as:

  • Brisbane Big City BBQ, an event that has raised over $600,000 for Drug Arm and the Lord Mayors Community Trust since 2006s

  • Gladstone Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run;

  • Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run;Clean-up Australia Day;

  • Local sporting clubs e.g. Souths Cricket Club, Sunnybank Rugby Club;

  • SPS has provided ongoing sponsorships to not-for-profit organisations such World Vision;

  • SPS makes regular donations to bodies such as the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Indonesian, Tsunmai Appeal, Brisbane Floods.

We would be more than happy to provide additional information if required.

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