Environmental, Social and Governance Program

Sustainability

BRG ESG Commitment

Doing Good & Doing Great

BRG has worked closely with community, stakeholders, suppliers and the team to bring together a significant program of work which brings together a cohesive (and achievable) ESG agenda.

This is a big committment of which as a business we understand that it is a journey, and that a journey starts with the first steps. The formal elements of the program began in 2018 and each year BRG builds momentum and outcomes.

Simply put. BRG does the right thing, it is the intention to leave the planet the way we found it and to follow the good life goals as a guide and bench mark for the achievements.

Why now?

  • BRG is in a leadership position for a community of more than 2500 other businesses
  • Consumer and stakeholder sentiment has shifted – people want low footprint experiences
  • If not now then when?
  • BRG is a role model for others
  • The team, leaders and community believe that it is possible to make a difference

This is an ongoing program which continues to gather momentum. Our commitment is to publish the outcome by the end of 2021.

BRG ESG Commitment

 

 

Big Red Group’s CEO, David Anderson presents BRG’s sustainability initiative, the Environmental, Social, Governance policy and its implications and benefits to the community.

 

David Anderson - Speaks about sustainability and ESG

Development Pillars

ESG - Environmental
Environmental
Manage the impacts of our operations on the environment. Lead and grow the experience economy and help shift the tide of consumption of ‘stuff’. Create and curate responsible, aspirational offerings that allow people to kick their own ‘Good Life Goals’ to positively impact them and the world around them.
ESG - Social
Social
Build and add value to the social fabric and communities around us. Create stronger sustainable supply partnerships for mutual growth. Challenge social issues, leading the industry at large to be role models & share progress.
ESG - Governance
Governance
Operate sustainable corporate practices with integrity. Ask our communities to also do good and do great. Earn our reputation, walking our talk internally & externally. Deepen the value of our business and importance to our employees, suppliers, communities and government.

Examples of initiatives delivered

  • Moved printed gift vouchers, cards, and retail gift cards to recycled paper, or e-cards.
  • All e-waste responsibly recycled including server consolidation to reduce carbon footprint.
  • Provided office facilities for recycling such as battery and coffee cups. Drink bottle provision.
  • Donated $24,000.00 AUD of experiences to third party charitable/ social requests in 2020 in line with the BRG Good Life Goals.
  • Given 2,600 employee hours to community volunteering.
  • Come together as an organisation to understand the SDG17 and Good Life Goals and actions.
  • Ensured pay equity across the group.
  • Built a diverse and inclusive working community.
  • On-shored customer experience operations with ANZ local employees
  • Committed to the One Percent Pledge
  • Co-Founders both members of Leaders for Climate Action (LCFA)
  • Launched the RedBalloon Responsible Range and the Adrenaline Low Footprint Adventures
BRG ESG commitment

By 2030

We know we are at the start. We aspire to do more,
but humbly accept in the unknown of a new normal and beyond that the needs of our business and focus of our ESG will evolve. We commit to publishing an annual ESG commitment every year for transparency and ensuring in our practices we always do ‘great and good.