Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability
“…to positively shape and contribute to a better world, in a sustainable and ethical way.”Harrison Manufacturing Group Vision
This is the reason for our Environmental Social Governance program and the steps we are taking to continually improve our company’s resiliency.
Environment is stewardship, Social is equity and diversity, Governance is trust and transparency.
Changes must be made to ensure long term sustainability for our country and world helping us build resilience, regeneration, and relevance to create long term sustainability for our community, customers, employees, and suppliers to name but a few – thus generally a multi-stakeholder approach to business.
By embedding ESG into our DNA throughout our company, Harrison Manufacturing will make a difference, reducing financial impact and business risk, helping make our sustainable future together, which in turn makes our world a better place – for the long term.
Our ESG program is based upon the recommendations developed from Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures TCFD and will soon incorporate the guidance from International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
In our ESG program we categorise our projects and align them with the UN SDGS. We have selected 6 SDGs in canvassing our stakeholders and our efforts are initially focused on:
Some of the projects we are actively working on are:
- A pathway to carbon neutrality: Working with partners and suppliers on reducing our and their Scope 1, 2 and three emissions.
- Education around ESG and how Harrison Manufacturing can play their part in helping transition to a sustainable world.
- Governance and reporting: Ensuring that all of our values and initiatives are embedded into the company.
Our Pollution Incident Response Management Plan documents the notification and management processes and procedures for compliance with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
Harrison Manufacturing conducts groundwater monitoring on site every 2 years. The latest results from February 2023 can be found in the ground water monitoring results table and the borehole locations here.
For details of Harrison Manufacturing EPA license 139 please click here.
Harrison Manufacturing operates within fully documented board and corporate governance policies in line with ASX and Australian Standards. We employ a range of tools to help ensure the company remains up to date with the many and varied external compliance and general governance requirements legal, employment, financial and remuneration. We also have fully documented operational policies and procedures that sit under our ISO 9001:2015 certification.
The company works with a range of business partners to help ensure we remain compliant with Australian regulations. This includes membership of appropriate bodies including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), NSW Business Chamber, Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Australian Institute of Management.
Comprehensive training is provided to all employees to ensure governing standards are maintained.
Harrison Manufacturing acknowledges that modern slavery and human trafficking is a global and complex challenge faced by both governments and businesses. Harrison Manufacturing strives to ensure that both modern slavery and human trafficking do not occur in our business operations or supply chain.
This Statement outlines our future plans to continue to work towards combatting modern slavery risks and Harrison Manufacturing is committed to developing our approach to combat this complex and very important issue over the coming years. Read our Modern Slavery Statement.
Work health and safety
Commitment to health and safety is the number one priority at Harrison Manufacturing, underpinning every aspect of the business and its operations.
Our safety teams meet monthly to discuss issues of importance in all areas of the company, and monitor performance against key Work Health and Safety (WH&S) objectives. All staff are provided with ongoing training and resources to maintain awareness and best practice in WH&S procedures.
In addition, emphasis is placed on ‘leading by example.’ All staff are empowered to hold each other accountable to the WH&S standards that have been set in place.
Our WH&S management system is integrated with Harrison Manufacturing’s web-based employee services portal to ensure timely and detailed communication and evaluation of all aspects of incident management.
Our work practices, policies and procedures are regularly audited by external parties.
Supplier Code of Conduct
The Harrison Group is committed to our corporate values of integrity, quality, innovation, safety, and success. We are committed to a high standard of ethical behaviour and ethical decision making is key to our business processes and our approach to our operations and supply chain.
What is the purpose of this Supplier Code of Conduct?
Identifying and assessing these risks in our large and complex operations and supply chains can sometimes be challenging. Our customers and other stakeholders are increasingly concerned about the ethical sourcing of our goods and services. Like them, we also care about how we make and where we source our products and services.
We care about human rights and the environmental practices involved in our business and supply chains. We are committed to implementing processes in our business which will help address modern slavery and human trafficking risks within our operations and supply chains.
Who does this code apply to?
This Code applies to all of Harrison Group’s suppliers who provide goods and service to the Harrison Group (together, Suppliers and individually Supplier). Suppliers are responsible for ensuring their employees workers, representatives, agents, and sub-suppliers comply with this code.
View our Supplier Code of Conduct here.
Connect with us
To connect with Harrison Manufacturing’s ESG team and see how we can help or progress your initiatives please contact us.
Committed to improving our environment
Harrison Manufacturing is committed to improving our environment in any way we can to leave the world in better shape. We strive to operate in an ethical and credible manner, and we take our corporate social responsibilities seriously. We are very conscious that as manufacturers, we too generate greenhouse gas emissions, and have an obligation to reduce this as far as practically possible. Our ongoing commitment extends to improving the environment by minimising greenhouse emissions, reducing unnecessary waste and reducing our carbon footprint in all areas of our operations wherever possible.
Environmental management system
At Harrison Manufacturing we work closely with all stakeholders to ensure our facilities are operated responsibly and to all legislative requirements and standards. We have a dynamic environmental management system in place that is regularly reviewed and continues to evolve in line with best practice, and technical and legislative changes. The system includes regular risk assessments in addition to both internal and external audits.