Safety is our priority
Growthbuilt values workplace safety as the key priority of its overall performance on any project. Growthbuilt recognises the hazards and risks associated with our works and services, and our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of all employees, workers and visitors at every Growthbuilt workplace.
We strive for continuous improvement in health and safety by reviewing our commitment annually to prevent incidents and injuries. Our health and safety management system is based on and compliant with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001, BS OHSAS 18001-2007, WHS legislation, Australian Standards and industry best practice.
Growthbuilt’s HSE policy encourages regular consultation with the client and workers on site. Weekly tool box meetings by Growthbuilt and the trades are recorded, and a site safety committee established in line with industry requirements. Growthbuilt will ensure that our representatives are the first on site and the last to leave every workday.
“Personal safety is of the highest priority for FRNSW. Growthbuilt maintained site conditions and regular
communication which was necessary to ensure the health and safety of site personnel and of FRNSW staff
and visitors at all times.”
Fire & Rescue NSW
Inclusion and diversity
At Growthbuilt, we believe that innovation stems from the collaboration of individuals with different ideas and opinions which is a result of having a diverse workforce. By employing a wide range of people from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, Growthbuilt has managed to create an inclusive culture. A key to our success has been our ability to create an environment that values individual perspectives and encourages employees to contribute.
Growthbuilt is proud to be recognised as an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that every individual should be given an opportunity based on their capabilities and not on their heritage, lifestyle, gender or physical attributes.
One example of how we promote diversity within Growthbuilt is our effort to increase the number of women across Growthbuilt’s leadership and site-based positions. Currently, 25% of the workforce is made up of women, which is well above the industry average of 11.7% (Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2016). In addition, 20% of leadership roles are currently held by women. Growthbuilt is taking a market leading stance to address the under-representation of women across the construction industry. By 2019, we hope to achieve our aspirational target of 40% of women in our total workforce and 30% of leadership roles held by women.
We’re proud to be working alongside the Property Council of Australia, NSW Diversity Committee, National Association of Women in Construction, and Property Male Champions of Change to drive positive change across the construction industry.
Sustainability refers to the ability to sustain a defined behaviour indefinitely. At Growthbuilt, we understand that sustainability encompasses economic, environmental, and social aspects.
For Growthbuilt, sustainability requires sound decision making that takes the economic, environmental and social aspects into consideration in all aspects of our business. This mindset defines how we engage our people and collaborate with our clients, consultants, financiers, and subcontractors to deliver our projects safely, with high quality, and on time.
Growthbuilt’s Green Responsibility
At Growthbuilt, we believe our responsibility to the environment is to be influencers in sustainable design and work proactively to minimise the environmental impact of our operations.
Influencing sustainable design
As a member of the Green Building Council of Australia, we have Green Star Accredited Professional employees who are committed to using their knowledge to make environmentally sustainable design choices. We strive to deliver environmentally sustainable buildings by working with our clients, consultants, and subcontractors early in the process. Our teams work proactively by assessing the buildings’ entire lifecycle and collaborate to develop design, material and purchasing choices to minimise environmental impacts.
Environmental impacts from our operations
To ensure that we assess and manage our environmental impact an Environmental Management Plan developed at the beginning of every project. As a part of this document, all project-specific environmental management requirements are identified and documented for each project using an Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) is in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 14001. We ensure that all Growthbuilt activities performed are compliant with environmental legislation and regulations by conducting regular third-party audits of the Environmental Management System.
Growthbuilt has enjoyed great success as a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities and individuals associated with our company.
We continuously seek to engage with community groups to implement initiatives that encourage interaction between Growthbuilt clients, employees and the local community.
In the construction industry, teamwork is the foundation of any successful project, and at Growthbuilt we believe that sport lays the foundations for developing teamwork and relationships. Therefore, we are committed to sponsoring sporting clubs around Sydney to ensure the continued growth and success of each club from grassroots through to the elite level. The clubs we are currently sponsoring include the Growthbuilt Sydney University Australian National Football Club, Sydney University Women’s AFL Club and the Maccabi Hakoah Sydney City East FC.
Mental health and well-being of workers in the construction industry is a growing issue. Growthbuilt is proud to be a partner of programs such as The Big Anxiety and MATES in Construction, which are working to reduce the number of suicides and related incidents among construction workers.
Growthbuilt have also partnered with Birds of Passage and Property Industry Foundation to raise the awareness of the homeless crisis in Sydney and give back to the community by helping the most-at-risk and vulnerable members of our communities.
Growthbuilt are committed to contributing to the community and sharing in our successes as a contractor. We are proud sponsors of the:
- Property Industry Foundation ¬
- Growthbuilt Sydney University Australia National AFL Club ¬
- Sydney Uni Women’s AFL Club ¬
- Maccabi Hakoah Sydney City East FC ¬
- National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) ¬
- Green Building Council of Australia ¬
- Property Council of Australia ¬
- The Big Anxiety Festival ¬
- Lindfield Rugby Club ¬
- Birds of Passage ¬
- MATES In Construction ¬
- National Retirement Living Summit ¬
- Manly 16’s ¬