Arup features in State of CSR Top 10

Australasia Press Office
7 May 2018

Arup has once again made it into the Top 10 firms for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Australia and New Zealand. This is the seventh year that our work in this space has made the Top 10.

This year the report is issued by Deloitte who has joined forces with the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) to champion more sustainable and responsible business practices.

I was pleased to read that more than half of the companies are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals as a high or very high priority. It’s heartening to see that so many of our contemporaries are also shifting their focus towards a more responsible course. ”

Sunny Oliver-Bennetts Australasia Community Engagement Manager

The report champions companies with the strongest management capabilities for CSR, as rated by their employees.

In the last 12 – 18 months we have been involved in a wide range of pro bono projects. For instance, we have designed an impact measurement framework using a theory of change to test our hypothesis about the outcomes of our work against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our focus has been on creating impact at scale and working closely with partners to ensure sustainability.

Our technical specialists working on the design for an Aboriginal Males Healing Centre in remote Western Australia; we recently sent a team of people on a mission to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh training local people in bamboo design; we are designing a sewerage supply system servicing over 12,000 people in Papua New Guinea, and; our digital team is working on mapping safe places for women and girls in the City of Sydney.

You can read the full report here, including a featured Case Study on Arup.