Greenbox is very clear on its responsibilities to our team, to our clients and to the planet. We are very aware that we must remain on top of the ever-evolving landscape of compliance so our clients can have peace of mind when engaging us.
Please take a few moments to review some of our commitments.
Greenbox is an amazing group of community-minded people. Greenbox supports our people’s drive by paying each team member to do two days of charity work per year.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic when we are unable to do our usual volunteer and community projects, individuals found ways to volunteer and give back.
Amongst the team, we have treasurers of body corporates, surf awareness teachers at Surf Lifesaving Clubs, presenters at high school Career Insight Evenings and others who mentor women in the construction industry, charity fundraisers, blood donors, beach and general litter cleaners, pawrents of rescue dogs, foster pawrents to dogs and animal rescue, gardeners and maintenance people at community centres, deliverers of food to shelters, Little Free Library owners, virtual walk club organisers, those who provide financial support and care such as weekly shopping and day-to-day duties to their extended families and givers of English conversation classes.
All give their time voluntarily and enthusiastically. We are so proud of our outstanding Team!
Pro Bono Services
We are always open to our Team’s proposals to provide pro bono services to causes that are important to them.
We recently supported Greyhound Rescue to design a purpose-built facility, a benchmark in animal rescue and rehabilitation.
Greenbox were also pleased to recently provide design services to establish the new offices for Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation.
Our current design project is a bag storage solution for Harbord OOSH, where our imaginations are running wild with fun colours and shapes to inspire the mini minds we serve.
Our Team loves helping others.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is authentic and proven.
Our team of 45+ speaks 29 languages and come from 26 countries and 5 out of 7 continents.
We believe that diversity not only contributes to a more equitable society, but richer outcomes for Greenbox, our clients and the community.
We are very proud of our recent shortlisting with the Australian Financial Review for Best Places to Work. It followed hot on the tail of our shortlisting with the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) for the Best in Practice Prize. This Prize recognises excellence in practice culture, with a focus on the development of supportive and inclusive workplaces and contributing to the overall success and elevation of a positive workplace culture in Architecture. Greenbox was one of only three practices shortlisted in our business category.
Greenbox takes our environmental responsibility seriously.
We are taking proactive measures to do our bit as an organisation and as individuals.
Greenbox is certified Carbon Neutral by Climate Active and a member of Australian Architects Declare.
Greenbox were initially certified carbon neutral by Climate Active in 2019. In our re-certification for 2020, we chose to make further changes to the business resulting in a 35% reduction in our carbon footprint. In 2021, we decided to calculate our carbon footprint from when we started the business in 2009, and have now through investments in biodiversity projects in the region achieved a carbon neutral certification since 2009.
We joined Architects Declare in early 2020 to respond to the climate crisis. Architects Declare is an international network of architectural practices committed to addressing climate and the biodiversity emergency.
We successfully achieved our goal of becoming a fully cloud-based business by the end of 2021, resulting in an action reduction in material consumption in our day-to day operations.
We will continue to reach out to the community, provide high quality, environmentally conscious design, and to advocate for better environmental policies and sustainable practices.
We are committed to working proactively with our clients to identify environmental goals and in guiding them in how to achieve them.
New Ways of Working
Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our Team.
Or Team are enjoying our current, more flexible approach to working.
Greenbox will continue to closely monitor official health guidelines related to our business operations and make timely and transparent decisions based on this information.
Greenbox has a formal Work From Home policy, inclusive of Work, Health & Safety audits of the home workspace.