CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
COMMITTED TO UPHOLDING SOCIAL, CORPORATE & ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES
We recognise that our business has a direct and indirect impact on the communities in which we operate. As an Australian business, we take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to upholding social, corporate and environmental principles of the highest standard.
Our social responsibility strategy has been developed in recognition of the responsibility we carry and the impact on our clients, team, suppliers and community.
MINIMISE ADVERSE IMPACT
We are dedicated to operating our business in a way that minimises adverse impacts on the environment, including complying with all relevant environmental legislation and our own internal policy and targets of minimising waste and pollution. This commitment extends to working with partners and implementing systems that reduce environmental impacts wherever possible.
To achieve this aim Shorty’s will:
Integrate environmental protection into business strategy and planning with a view to reducing our environmental impact
Identify the environmental impact of our operations and continually improve processes and products to conserve resources, increase energy efficiency, prevent pollution and minimise waste
Establish and maintain systems to identify and manage risks to the environment and prevent environmental incidents.
Measure our environmental impact performance to monitor improvement and progress towards objectives
Comply with all environmental legislation
Work with our customers, suppliers and communities in the areas in which we operate to explore ways of working together to reduce the environmental impacts of our business operations
COMMITMENT TO DISCRIMINATION-FREE WORKPLACE
We take pride in employing a team that reflects Australia’s rich diversity of backgrounds, underpinned by an internal policy that upholds gender equity and an unflinching commitment to a discrimination-free workplace. These values correspond to all relevant workplace legislation. We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and workplace diversity.
We aim to ensure that:
Our workplaces are free from all forms of discrimination and our workplace policies and practices are fair and equitable
All employees are valued and respected and have opportunities to achieve their full potential
Employment opportunities are improved for those previously disadvantaged
We aim to achieve fair and equitable practices in all areas of employment including:
recruitment, selection and promotion practices which are open, competitive and based on merit
Access for all employees to training and development
Grievance handling procedures that are accessible and deal with workplace complaints promptly, fairly and confidentially
Communication processes that give employees access to information and allow their view to be heard,
management decisions that are fair and responsible
Recognition and respect for the social and cultural backgrounds of all employees and members of the community
Inclusive workplaces free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
TRUSTED WINEMAKERS, CLIENTS & SUPPLIERS
We’re privileged to work with a range of trusted partners, from winemakers to shipping companies, who we’ve built remarkable relationships with over the years. In the operation of our business, we are committed to ensuring our behaviour always reflects this gratitude, endeavouring to act with integrity, loyalty and honesty at all times. In return, we expect our partners to embody our own high standards in their commitment to positive environmental and employment policies.