With a team of more than 850 people across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, the Collection House Group is firmly committed to the communities in which we operate.
For us, this starts with a deep-rooted commitment to ethical and compliant business practices. It continues with a focus on providing a rewarding work environment for our employees, for their benefit as well as their families and local communities. It extends to supporting community organisations and causes, and to being mindful of our impact of the environment.
In 2014, the Group formalised this approach with the development of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.
Our strategy is guided by the International Standard ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility (ISO 26000), which provides a best practice framework upon which to base our program. We support this principle’s belief that an organisation’s performance in relation to the society in which it operates, and its impact on the environment, has become a critical part of measuring its overall performance and ability to continue operating effectively.
We have adopted a number of ISO 2600's core subjects of social responsibility and review our objectives annually under its guidance. Reports on our outcomes are available below.
We give back to our communities
and contribute to the social good
We maintain sustainable business practices
and environmentally responsible conduct
We commit to the spirit and intent of the law,
including the protection of the financially vulnerable
We preserve our constructive engagement with stakeholders,
consistent with our commitment to open and transparent business practices
In 2002, Collection House’s CEO at the time, John Pearce, conceived the idea to create an independent charity dedicated to educating young Australians about money management and becoming more financially literate. The Financial Basics Foundation was therefore borne, funded initially by a five year commitment from the Group.
Since this time, we have continued to support Financial Basics Foundation both financially and non-financially, and have played a key role in its growth and impact.
The charity offers a unique range of fun, interactive online games, products and resources free of charge to Australian teachers.
Almost half of all Australian secondary schools are now members of Financial Basics Foundation and use these quality products.
We are proud of our ongoing support and involvement with Financial Basics Foundation. Our partnership is a visible demonstration of our commitment to financial education and improving the financial literacy of young Australians.