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Our social impact

Making the difference

Making a positive social impact starts with understanding the connections we forge.

Property and Infrastructure touches every aspect of our lived experience. We are committed to driving positive social change in the world, through the connections we make, delivering the places and spaces people use every day.

Our approach to creating social impact is informed by the unique vantage point we have within the built environment. Social, economic and environment are the three pillars that guide our effort to enact positive impact across the communities we operate in. 

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Raise Foundation

The APP Group is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, including supporting the mental health of the next generation of workers.  

We support the important work the Raise Foundation undertakes to make a difference in the lives of young people through their evidence-based mentorship programs. Since 2018, members of our team have mentored high school students through Raise.

We are so grateful for the support The APP Group has provided Raise, whether it be employees raising their hand to mentor or marketing assistance. Thank you to The APP Group!

Lisa Stephens - Partnerships Relationships Manager, Raise Foundation
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Odyssey House NSW

Odyssey House NSW provides specialist rehabilitation services and programs to address the harms associated with alcohol and other drug abuse.  

We support Odyssey House NSW with project management services at cost as part of our community partnership. 

The APP Group have been a saviour to us. They have been helping us because we are not for profit and they have something in their mission to help not for profits. Their continuing to help and support us goes a long way.

Julie Babineua - CEO, Odyssey House NSW
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Reconciliation Action Plan

The APP Group is committed to reconciliation and we are proud to present our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

Our RAP sets out our vision for reconciliation which is to embed recognition, acknowledgement, and celebration of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians into our core business. 

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Career Trackers

The Career Tracker internship program links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with corporate employers. Since 2012, we have hosted 13 CareerTrackers interns on their education and employment journey.  

Our involvement in the CareerTrackers program is one of the ways we are increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employed by The APP Group. Our CEO and Director, Adam Castro is a CareerTrackers Board Member.  

Application for B Corp Certification

The APP Group has applied for B Corp Certification and our application is currently under assessment. B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency in support of the movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. 

B Corps aim to make decisions that have a positive impact on five key stakeholder groups by: 

  • Providing high quality jobs with dignity and purpose for Workers; 
  • Fostering long-term, value-aligned relationships with Customers, offering services that serve people in need and empower them economically;  
  • Aiming to reduce inequality in Communities through local economic development and fair-trade supply chains;  
  • Committing to purpose, ethics, accountability and transparency in our Governance; and
  • Reducing the long-term impacts on the Environment.

The Prison industry globally has been identified by the movement as controversial because of various issues including mass incarceration. The APP Group is against mass incarceration.  

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Climate Active

Our business operations and end-to-end services are certified carbon neutral.

At The APP Group, we’re serious about reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment now and into the future. That’s why we’re proud to say we are a certified carbon neutral business with Climate Active.  

Modern Slavery

The APP Group’s Modern Slavery Statement addresses the mandatory criteria outlined in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and describes the action we will take to mitigate modern slavery risks. 

Our approach to identifying and managing the risks of modern slavery is guided by our commitment to ensure that our business activities and supply chains are free from abuses of ethical and labour standards.

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Committees and Advocacy

Demonstrating social responsibility includes using our voice for good within the Property and Infrastructure sectors.  

Our leaders are committee members of the Property Council of Australia, and their involvement is helping to drive positive change within the industry for the benefit of the community.

Purpose matters and it is our commitment to support our valued partners in delivering the social impact for a better and more sustainable tomorrow.