Examples of Telstra's sustainable initiatives include:
community - employees can apply for up to $1 million in grants each year to fund the little things that make a big difference to kids’ lives. Since 2002, Telstra Kids has contributed more than $9.8 million to some 8,000 projects that connect kids to their local community
community - provided free calling from Telstra mobiles to Lifeline, SES, Family Drug Support, Mensline Australia, beyondblue and Suicide Call Back Service
community - provide unmetered access to a website with around 350,000 support services for the 80% of homeless people who have a smartphone
community - $1.4m was donated to 350 charities as the Telstra Foundation matched employee charitable donations, dollar for dollar
community - created employment opportunities for +600 people through their Supported and Indigenous Workforce programs
community - launched Cloud Calculator to enable businesses to estimate carbon savings when switching to the cloud
community - helped launch PROJECT ROCKIT Online, a youth-designed digital classroom to tackle cyber-bullying
community - Access to Everyone programme provided around 760,000 pensioners discounts worth $69m
community - reached 63,000 people through their digital literacy programme
community - launched the Australian Digital Inclusion Index, and
community - launched Telstra Smart Home.
marketplace - every mobile handset they sold in FY17 was certified by the manufacturer as compliant with the mandatory ACMA Radio Communications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014
marketplace - received an average of 3.1 first stage complaints per 10,000 subscribers, compared to 2.1 in FY16
marketplace - purchased $1.1m of goods and services from Indigenous suppliers, and
marketplace - 30% intra-Asian data traffic carried on their submarine cables.
workplace - an average of $1,817 per full-time equivalent employee (not contractors) was spent on learning and development
workplace - 32% female representation across the business and 44% non-executive Directors on the Board
workplace - ensure gifts, bribes and hospitality are not given or accepted in inapropriate circumstances
workplace - 99% employees and contractors completed mandatory annual compliance training
workplace - total recordable injury frequency rate was up to 8.1 from 7.5 on the previous year, and
workplace - 100% completion of enterprise-wide values-based conduct training.
use DocuSign since 2015 with 30,000 customers and saved almost 3m pages being printed (11 tonnes of wood fibre and 600 kiloliters of water)
invested $5 million in energy reduction projects that delivered a collective saving 17,345 t CO2e and more than 18,000 MWh of electricity, and
collected 19.9 tonnies of mobile phones and accessories and 4,353 tonnes of e-waste, with a recycling rate of 99.9%.
have a cyber security framework promoting continous investment in security capability and mandatory training and drills for all staff and contractors
ethical dealings are expected as outlined in their Supplier Code of Conduct
developed an Adaptation Framework to manage climate change risks, and
launched Electronics Reuse and Recycling Strategy.
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