Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Mettle is all about good people doing good things together. As part of this mantra, Mettle actively promotes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) throughout the business – it is a big part of who we are as people and as a company. Mettle actively encourages its staff to participate in its CSR agenda which contributes to their communities and positively affects society.

Annual Impact Target (AIT)

Mettle’s Annual Impact Target (AIT) is set at 5% of the budgeted Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) for each financial year. The overall impact target is split into the following categories:

  • Community Support 
  • Charity and Charitable Endeavours 
  • Sustainability 
  • Donated time from Mettle
Corporate Social Responsibility

Mettle's Community Support Fund

As part of Mettle’s AIT there is a portion earmarked for Community Support. 50% of this amount is allocated to long term community partners of Mettle being Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club in Brisbane and the Manly Savers Rugby Club in Sydney. The other 50% is open annually for Mettle’s staff to make application to for personal community-based endeavors. The 2022 inaugural recipients of this component of the fund are: 

  • Caboolture Special School 
  • Careflight NSW
  • Jindalee Jaguars 
  • Hunters Hill Rugby Club

Hear and Say Ambassador

Mettle proudly supports ‘Hear and Say’ as a key company charity. Hear and Say is all about opening worlds for people with hearing loss, particularly children. Mettle’s Managing Director, Marc Kenney has two children who were born with a hearing loss which makes supporting this charity something quite personal for him.

Each year Mettle gets together and gets loud for Hear and Say’s annual Loud Shirt Day. To date, Mettle has raised over $100,000 to help fund programs and services which give the gift of sound and speech to children affected by hearing loss.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Other Parts of Mettle's CSR Footprint

Emerald Ball
The Emerald Ball

Mettle is a long-standing participant of the Emerald Ball in support of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The Emerald Ball is a very important event raising money for children who have a range of disabilities including: Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders, Limb Difference, Spinal Cord Injury or Disease, Spina Bifida and Complex Musculoskeletal Disorders. Every year, it becomes more and more difficult to provide essential medical and therapy services for these children and as a result additional funding is needed.

Graduates, Apprentices and/ or Trainees
Graduates, Apprentices and/ or Trainees

Mettle frequently offers office and site-based work experience opportunities to high school students. Mettle also runs an in-house Cadet Programme and currently has 2 Cadets employed.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint
Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Mettle partners with Mesh Direct for all site signage needs. Mesh Direct is the first Australian signage company to offer 100% carbon neutral signage. Mettle has also switched its power provider to Australia’s greenest power company, Powershop, which provides 100% carbon neutral energy.

Seeded Business Cards
Seeded Business Cards

To stay true to Mettle’s sustainability goals, we’ve made the switch to a more environmentally conscious option for our business cards. Mettle’s business cards are designed to encourage people to plant them once the card details are saved to their phones, so that less waste ends up in landfill. A partnership with Paper-Go-Round, an Australian seeded paper manufacturer that uses recycled paper and Australian-grown seeds, when the card is planted the seeds grow and the paper composts into the soil. With a little love and care, clients can watch their new plant grow!

Restoring Australia Initiative
Restoring Australia Initiative

By using only 100% recycled paper in Mettle’s offices and project sites, Mettle contributes to the Restoring Australia initiative in which Officeworks will plant 2 trees for every 1 used, based on the weight of paper-based products that customers buy at Officeworks.

Bondi2Berry

Mettle is a proud sponsor of the Bondi2Berry Charity Event. Bondi2Berry is an organisation on a mission to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for dementia. Mettle’s own Contracts Administrator Heloisa Cardozo has participated in 4 Charity Rides to date, and we are extremely proud of Heloisa and her continued support of this charity.

Manly Savers Rugby Club
Manly Savers Rugby Club

As a proud Gold Sponsor of the Manly Savers Rugby Club for 4 years now, we have seen the club grow from 1 Senior team to 3 Senior and 7 Junior teams signed up for 2022! The Manly Savers are coached by our very own Ronnie Westdorp, a local Manly boy, who has led the club to 3 Premierships & 11 Playoffs’ during his 12 seasons as Coach!

Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club
Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club

Mettle is passionate about doing Good Things with Good People, and has been a proud principal sponsor of the Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union Club for the last three years.

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