Supporting Social Enterprises & Aboriginal Organisations
"Inclusive employment is a key to growing a sustainable economy. All Australian organisations need to be responsible for employing inclusively where reasonably possible. When choosing suppliers, we should prioritise those that are socially responsible and provide inclusive employment or profit to disadvantaged people."
– Guy Dawson, CEO
What Are Social Enterprises?
Social Enterprises generate most of their income and profit from doing regular business (not from government grants or private donations). Most of their profits generated are used to contribute to a social benefit or cause. Social enterprises often provide disadvantaged individuals with employment opportunities and professional training. The improve their communities by trading with the key purpose of overcoming social issues or problems.
What Are Aboriginal Enterprises?
An Aboriginal enterprise is an organisation that meets the following criteria:
- Is at-least 50% Aboriginal owned
- Operating a commercial business or activity
Are Payless Promotions a Social Enterprise or an Aboriginal Organisation
We do as much as we can to support our local and broader community and to ensure our trading has a socially beneficial outcome. However, we are NOT a social enterprise or an Aboriginal Organisation.
Our Policy Towards Social Enterprises & Aboriginal Organisations
Where reasonably possible Payless Promotions will give priority to social enterprises and aboriginal organisations. If specifically requested, we can normally incorporate one or both of these into a supply solution.
When purchasing good or services Payless Promotions will give priority were reasonably cost effective to organisations that meet any of the below criteria:
Social Enterprises – This means a large portion of profit goes towards social benefit
Other Social Benefit Suppliers - This includes Disability Enterprises, organisations with inclusive opportunities and organisations with strong social procurement policies and actions.
When our purchasing involves our suppliers utilising goods or services from other suppliers, where reasonable, we include a criteria for the supplier to maximise and report on social benefits and outcomes.