Doing the right thing
Our vision is an aspiration and the main reason many people come to work at Castlepoint.
Our values are ETHICS, HARD WORK, and INTEGRITY.
We are committed to carbon-neutral operation. We provide free or discounted licenses to not-for-profits whose primary remit is environmental or social benefit.
We donate 1% of all profits to environmental and social causes, to help make a better world for every person and animal.
We are proud to be partnering with Greenfleet to take climate action and offset our carbon emissions through native reforestation.
We are a progressive company, and we have a strong focus on always being aware of how we could help or harm the world by our actions and inactions.
Castlepoint is committed to ensuring our operations are conducted ethically, in accordance with applicable laws and best practices, and in the best interests of our clients, our community, and the environment.
Every time we make a decision, we think about who will be impacted. This might be individuals, communities, other companies, or the environment at large. We always strive to have a positive impact, and avoid having a negative one. Sometimes, a negative impact on someone else will mean we choose NOT to take advantage of something that would otherwise be positive for us.
Committed to Reconciliation Action
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and particularly the Ngunnawal People on whose land Castlepoint was established. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have never ceded their sovereignty on these lands, and treaties are yet to be negotiated.
Castlepoint recognises the importance of identifying and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Heritages and Cultures, and providing support to its communities, by:
- Recognising the inherent value of our oldest continuous cultures
- Acknowledging and calling out the systemic disadvantages faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Being accountable to complete the steps we have committed to in our RAP, which will help us recognise our own role in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and in combating implicit and explicit bias that negatively affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
It is important to us to take active steps towards reconciliation, as part of our journey to being an ethical business and an employer of choice for all types of people in our communityRachael Greaves, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination
We strive to maintain an equitable gender balance, and to employ people who represent community demographics, including younger and older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, people with a disability and LGBTQIA+ people. In some circumstances, we may actively approach people who represent diverse attributes for consideration in recruitment activities, to ensure the candidate pool is representative of the community. However, hiring decisions resulting from these activities will be based on merit.
We will empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all people, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. We believe that people of all backgrounds have equal value, and should be recruited, selected, developed, promoted and remunerated based on their skills, achievements and credentials. To this end we will seek to hire a diverse cohort of personnel, at all levels. We have a policy of pay transparency, to help challenge the economic trend of paying people from diverse backgrounds less for the same work.
Castlepoint Systems is committed to respecting human rights, and to advancing the changes needed to ensure the world is a healthy, safe, and fair place for all people.
We recognise the influence and impact we can have on human rights through our efforts and investments. We recognise our potential role in perpetuating foreign corruption, fraud, bribery, terrorism, and crime if we do not carefully evaluate, assure, and monitor our supply chain.
Workplace Giving Program
Castlepoint Systems is passionate about supporting our community. In 2022, we launched our workplace giving program, making it easier for our employees to contribute regularly to our chosen charitable organisations. They are the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Sea Shepherd Australia, and WESNET Women’s Services Network. We chose these organisations because they align with our company values, and we want to assist them in the incredible work they do. Read more about each organisation below.
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The vision of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is to improve literacy outcomes in remote Australia. Since 2011, ILF has worked with over 400 remote communities, gifted 636,000 books and supplied 83 playgroups with early literacy resources, and published 143 books reflecting 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Sea Shepherd Australia
Sea Shepherd is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
WESNET Women’s Services Network
WESNET is the national peak body for specialist women’s domestic and family violence services across Australia, working towards a future where all women and children live free of domestic violence and its consequences. Included in their many services are: providing direct relief through safe phones and rides for survivors, extensive resources for women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse, specialised training and resources for frontline workers, research and publications, and expert advice to government and facilitating policy on issues relating to gender-based violence.
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