We recognise that a high performing business is a lot more than the annual bottom line. Since day one our goal has been to make a positive impact on the world. In 2021 Alluvium we completed our B Corp certification.
We are proud to join the B Corp community and see it as an important step in our journey. We look forward to working with other like minded groups to be a force for reduced inequality, an improved environment and stronger communities.
To quote Bcorp:
As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe:
– That we must be the change we seek in the world
– That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered
– That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm, and benefit all
– To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Alluvium acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, where we live and work. We acknowledge their continuing connection to culture and pay our respects to Elders past present and emerging. We honour their past, respect the present and look forward to the reconciled and prosperous future for all.
We have a strong focus and commitment to support the ongoing access to Country and its resources that is essential for Traditional Owners to continue cultural practices, maintain links with the land and care for and be intricately involved in repairing Country, through the range of on Country projects we are undertaking. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities can retain and obtain valuable knowledge and skills through being proactively involved in environmental management and conservation opportunities.
We are currently implementing our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan with Reconciliation Australia, and look forward across the country to further these goals and broader reconciliation.
Our business is focused on delivering a positive impact on the planet and every single project we deliver results in a net benefit to the environment. We have a very simple philosophy that if there is no net positive impact, then we don’t do the work.
We report annually on the type of scale of our projects to staff and shareholders. We typically undertake 400-500 science or design based projects each year aimed at improving our environment – from strategic plans on our world heritage sites to designs for urban wetlands. In 2020 we ticked over 4000 individual projects for well over 500 clients.
We do recognise that we impact upon the environment both through routine internal operations and we acknowledge a responsibility for, and a commitment to, protection of the environment at all levels.
Climate Change is the biggest challenge facing our planet. The environments and communities that we are passionate about depend on us reducing emissions.
We have undertaken to operate as a carbon neutral business. We audit our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions under the National Greenhouse & Energy Reporting scheme and put in place plans or policies to reduce these numbers.
As much as we have optimised our office environment and business processes to be energy efficient, but we acknowledge the fact that we will always have some environmental impact as an organisation.
Annually where we have an outstanding carbon footprint we add a 50% factor on top of the figure and purchase gold standard offsets.
We take a proactive approach to mitigating risks and impacts in our supply chain. We are committed to collaborating with third parties whose values are consistent with our own. This includes joint venture and alliance partners, clients, sub-consultants and suppliers.
We work with our clients, partners and collaborators including sub-consultants to seek to ensure modern slavery does not feature in our supply chain. Our procurement is equally rigorous and our procurement vison aligns with ISO 20400 and aims to integrate sustainability into our procurement processes.