Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Kent believes that its industry leadership position brings with it a responsibility not only for the economic consequences of its activities, but also for the social and environmental consequences.
As such, Kent aims to continually innovate its business in ways that benefit and support the community, including:
- Acting socially responsibly and ethically in dealings with customers and suppliers
- Better managing energy and water consumption for the life of our services
- Applying sustainable practices to paper and card use, waste and emissions
- Minimising landfill by repairing, reusing or extending service warranties.
We also engage in partnerships with community organisations that deliver social and environmental initiatives. Our current collaborations include Supply Nation and Green Fleet.
Kent is a proud member of Supply Nation. Supply Nation works to build a vibrant, prosperous Indigenous business sector by connecting its members to Indigenous suppliers, and incorporating Indigenous-owned businesses into the supply chain of Australian companies and government agencies.
Our Supply Nation membership enables us to diversify our procurement processes, and continue our work in the Indigenous community. Kent has previously engaged in similar close-the-gap initiatives, including creating a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in conjunction with Reconciliation Australia.
As an environmental not-for-profit organisation, Greenfleet’s mission is to protect our climate by restoring our forests. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 9 million native trees across Australia and New Zealand – restoring more than 475 native and biodiverse forests.
In addition to stringently complying with legal and statutory requirements, through Greenfleet we plant a native tree for every completed Customer Satisfaction Survey we receive. Since 2008, our support of Greenfleet has helped plant over 20,000 native trees around Australia.