Shape Corporate Social Responsibility

We’re committed to shaping a better, more sustainable future for communities and their people.

Social Impact

As a successful organisation, we believe it is our duty to give back to the community.

Through our Community+ initiatives, we support a range of organisations that do incredible work for communities and people in need.

Over the last two years, our amazing team has helped raise close to $2 million for worthy causes. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our generous subcontractor partners.

 

Environment

We pride ourselves on implementing best practice in environmental management and the delivery of sustainable spaces of the future.

Our approach to the environment is externally focused and extends to our Community+ initiatives, supporting clean and green charities and organisations for the benefit of the broader community.

Shaping Sustainable Spaces

As a founding member of the Green Building Council of Australia, we’re proud to have delivered more than 50 Green Star projects. We maintain the development of our cohort of Green Star Accredited Professionals. They work with our service engineers, design managers and delivery teams, who through considerate and careful planning, procurement and construction, offer our clients sustainable and low-impact environmental solutions.

ReSHAPE

Through our ReSHAPE initiative we aim to salvage redundant furniture, flooring, paints and other materials from strip-out and demolition activities which can be reused for our pro-bono charitable projects.

In FY22, we repurposed $176k worth of materials through ReSHAPE.

Sustainability Approach

We are committed to being truly sustainable by finding a balance between creating value for our people, subcontractors, clients and shareholders, ensuring we minimise our impact on the environment and positively contributing to society.

We measure our contributions through our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework, which is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Diversity

SHAPE aspires to be ‘the place where everyone wants to work’.

We recognise this isn’t possible without an environment where all people are treated with respect and have equal access to opportunities.

That’s why we work so hard on creating an inclusive and constructive culture where people feel comfortable to be themselves, share their ideas, and support each other to achieve great outcomes.

Our commitment to ensuring all employees have equal opportunities is endorsed and led by our CEO, Peter Marix-Evans. As well as being the right thing to do, Peter and the SHAPE leadership team know that diverse teams produce better outcomes in customer experience, employee experience, safety and quality.

To help every person at SHAPE understand and contribute to this objective, we have initiatives and targets in place through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. This is embedded into our corporate strategic plan.

We’re focused on:

  • Identifying and eliminating unconscious bias
  • Embedding workplace flexibility
  • Identifying ways to attract more women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Providing cultural awareness training to increase understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • Supporting the advancement of women into management roles
  • Pay equality

We undertake Workplace Gender Equality Agency reporting. View our latest Reporting Questionnaire here.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Engagement

We’re committed to reconciliation and working to close the socio-economic gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. We’re working to establish deeper, more meaningful relationships and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses through our Reconciliation Action Plan.

VIEW OUR RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN

Integrity & Protecting the Vulnerable

SHAPE values its culture of integrity, character, excellence and intelligence. We’re committed to ensuring that all its business activities are carried out in a way that is both ethical and compliant.

We encourage our employees to report any misconduct they encounter and ensure that anyone who does so can do it without fear of intimidation, disadvantage or reprisal, as outlined in our Whistleblower Protection Policy.

Through our Modern Slavery Policy and Modern Slavery Statement we’re addressing the risk of modern slavery in our supply chains, in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act (2018).

We proudly support:

SeeBeyondBorders is an organisation that works hard to improve access, attendance and attention for school children in Cambodia.

In addition to our fundraising efforts, SHAPE team members have taken part in a community programmes to build learning environments for Cambodian schools.

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MATES in Construction is a charity established to reduce suicide rates amongst Australian construction workers.

We regularly train our workforce in suicide awareness and prevention, and currently have 43 Connectors (volunteers to keep people in crisis safe) and 32 ASSIST workers.

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The Property Industry Foundation’s (PIF’s) mission is to make a tangible difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness.

We support PIF’s fundraising efforts through a variety of initiatives, such as their annual sailing regatta, toy drives and pro bono fitout and refurbishments.

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