At Financial Spectrum, we view integrity as being broader than simply the service we deliver to our clients each and every day. We strive to be valuable contributors to our community and drive positive change by reducing our environmental impact.
In the Community
At Financial Spectrum we aspire to get involved in our local and international community via a program of donations and volunteering. We encourage our staff to adopt these values via two days of paid volunteer days each year to enable them to volunteer their time and get involved.
Some examples of our commitment include:
Every year, the team at Financial Spectrum close up the office and head out to help Make A Wish Australia with their Special Children’s Christmas Party. For more than the past 20 years, up to 5,000 deserving young children with either life threatening illnesses, physical and intellectual impairment, domestic violence or underprivileged circumstances are invited to this very special day. They experience a full day of fun, Santa, toys, carnival rides and activities and fantastic treats. There is only one aim for the day, and that is to put the biggest possible smiles on the faces of the children and their carers.
Financial Spectrum is a passionate supporter of the Unicorn Foundation, the only Australian not-for-profit medical charity focused on neuroendocrine tumors (NET). The foundation works with medical groups and directs funds towards Australian researchers and institutions who are working towards a cure and treatment programs for this rare form of cancer. Building awareness is always a battle and one which the Unicorn Foundation is slowly winning. Through its efforts, we have seen the medical landscape slowly change with knowledge of neuroendocrine tumours slowly building and effective and viable treatments becoming available.
The Salvation Army
Financial Spectrum, in all practices and advice fosters a culture of effectiveness and efficiency. At regular gift giving time, rather than waste funds on corporate gifts that will go either unnoticed or unappreciated, Financial Spectrum regularly gives those funds to those that are more deserving and will truly benefit. The Salvation Army has services across a wide range of the community designed to support many aspects of a person’s life, at all stages of life from Aged Care right down to Children’s Services. Financial Spectrum has been a proud supporter for many years and expects to see the support given grow as the years progress.
Thika Child Rescue Centre
The Thika Child Rescue Centre is the provider of shelter and essential services for children who have been orphaned, abused, abandoned or whose parents are unable to provide them with basic care. The centre cares for boys aged 4 to 18 years and enables them to receive an education and work training in a supportive, safe and caring environment. Two staff members from Financial Spectrum spent two weeks onsite at the centre, living and working with the children. Financial Spectrum is proud to provide ongoing assistance to the Centre.
We understand the impact our business has on the environment and that’s why we’re committed to actively managing and reducing impacts of our environmental footprint. Our solutions for improving our environment include:
Financial Spectrum seeks to offset its carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets accredited under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The NCOS Carbon Neutral Program is a voluntary scheme which certifies our business operations as carbon neutral against the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). This standard provides integrity through its guidance on genuine voluntary offsets and its minimum requirements for calculating, auditing and offsetting a carbon footprint to achieve carbon neutrality.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
We aim to create an energy efficient work culture in our business, our company policies encourage minimal use of all resources. Electrical equipment is turned off after hours and when not in use. Where possible we rely on natural light in our meeting rooms. We are conscious of the amount of paper used within our business, we seek to avoid using materials unnecessarily, reduce waste, reuse where possible and we are advocates of recycling.