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, SecondBite 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.
At Kent, we are committed to protecting the environment. This is why we have partnered with Greenfleet, Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets.
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.
Partnering with SecondBite—Australia’s largest fresh food emergency relief organisation—is Kent’s way to help reduce waste, eliminate hunger and give back to the community. Each year, SecondBite diverts over 34 million kilos of foods from landfill, which equates to more than 69 million meals.
Kent encourages all customers to pack any unused or unwanted unopened, non-perishable and in-date food in specially marked boxes. Kent collects these boxes during the moving process, and delivers them directly to the nearest SecondBite depot.