Compass Housing Services has taken out four ABA100 2020 Australian Business Awards. The awards were for:
- Employer of Choice
- Training Excellence
- Community Contribution
The Sustainability Award was a first for Compass. It took out awards in the other categories in 2019.
These awards are on the back of Compass being a finalist in two categories in the 2020 Hunter Business Awards for sustainability and contribution to the region.
Group Managing Director Greg Budworth said the accolades are a credit to Compass staff.
“We strive to be a workplace where people can develop their skills and be successful so that they can better provide our tenants with affordable housing and support services,” Mr Budworth said.
“We have invested in new training systems and have focussed on building future leadership capability,” he said.
Having all people living in appropriate and affordable shelter and engaged in sustainable communities is Compass Housing’s business vision.
Mr Budworth said Compass has a long-standing commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability and strongly believes real success in any of these can only be achieved when all three are addressed.
“We have aligned our business plans to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.”
“Our sustainability programs are managed by our Sustainability Manager and they involve management. staff, and tenants.”
Compass has Gold Status in the NSW Government's Sustainability Advantage program. It was also the first NGO in the Hunter region to sign up to the Plastics Police soft plastic recycling program which encourages recycling of plastic for reuse as plastic furniture.
The annual Australian Business Awards program recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a comprehensive range of award categories.
The Award for Community Contribution recognises organisations that implement initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long term benefit. Those organisations awarded Employer of Choice have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The Award for Training Excellence recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that demonstrate excellence in workplace training and development. The Sustainability Award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that demonstrate excellence in human resource management.