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Corporate Social Responsibility



The Mayo Group encourages and supports projects and activities which strengthen the communities in which our employees live and work, improve the environment in which The Mayo Group does business, as well as enhancing the Group’s opportunities to grow and prosper.

Our community support is based on activities that directly impact on The Mayo Group customers, their business, or shareholders including:

  • Charities that support recent disasters including emergency relief and rebuilding processes;
  • Charities that support education for the disadvantaged.
The Mayo Group has a preference in supporting smaller charities or special causes where the contribution made may have more of a significant impact.

  400 in 4

The Mayo Group are very proud to be supporting the 2012 “400 in 4” ride, where a group of riders comprising firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW are raising funds for the Burns Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead by cycling over 400 kilometers from Campbelltown fire station to Wagga Wagga over 4 days.

The 400 in 4 Team accepting their cheque
from Amy, Tanja, Sarah and Fiona
We were very lucky to be the first to see
the new ‘ride kit’ with the Mayo logo looking great
on the jersey sleeves.
(From L-R Brett, Scott, Carmia, Nath and Scott)

  CEO Sleepout

In June 2011, our very own CEO Sarah Mayo donned her PJ’s for the CEO Sleepout – a charity supported by the St Vincent de Paul Society to not only raise funds but also awareness of homelessness in our community.

Our very brave CEO was the highest female money raiser for this cause and the 7th highest overall in NSW. Sarah said that some lessons learned for her were that we should not avoid homeless people and that you should always check your sleeping bags in case one of your nieces or nephews swaps it for a kiddies one!

We are all very excited to be supporting Sarah again in 2012 for this very worthwhile cause!

Sarah Mayo - CEO Sleepout 2011
  Sydney Adventist Hospital – Myanmar Project

The Mayo Group are extremely proud to be able to support the Sydney Adventist Hospital – Myanmar Project. Our donation means that an Australian Medical Team can continue the annual visit to work in 2 Hospitals in Yangon. The aim of the trip is predominantly education of the Doctors, Nurses and physiotherapy staff involved in cardiac surgery. It is very important that when the Australian team leaves, the doctors and nurses involved in the cardiac program in Myanmar can continue with performing surgery and providing post operative care in the Intensive Care Unit.

All Mayo staff are invited to have input into the charities that they would like to see the Company be involved with and support. We match staff donations, dollar for dollar, in instances where staff undertake a project to raise money for a worthwhile cause. The Mayo Group also donates much needed medical instruments to Not-for-Profit health organisations to help improve the life of others.

  The Mayo Group embraces the principle of sustainability wherein the development and growth in its business needs meets the needs of the present without compromising the welfare of future generations.

We are committed to conducting our operations in a manner which reduces environmental risk and adverse effects on the environment in which we operate. The Mayo Group acknowledges the need to incorporate environmentally sound practices into our core business strategies, plans and processes. We recognise this to be a long-term commitment to update our practices where possible in light of advances in technology and best practice. We believe we have a moral obligation to re-assess and reduce our carbon footprint.

The Mayo Group has an active environmental committee, which meets regularly to discuss progress and initiatives, and has the full support of senior management. The purpose of the committee is two-fold:

  • To ensure the Company operates in a manner that is consistent with reducing the impact of its current and future operations on the environment.
  • To increase awareness and encourage behaviours by our employees, associates and business partners to reduce the harmful impact of our actions on the environment and encourage positive action.

The major focus of the Company in 2012 is to ‘go paperless’ and further examples of the initiatives the committee has implemented to date include:

  • Measurement of our current energy usage as a benchmark to evaluate improvements against.
  • GreenPower certified renewable electricity all offices nationally.
  • Increased energy efficiency through measures such as changing over to energy saving light-globes and adjusting equipment settings, timed lighting in bathrooms and restricted air-conditioning hours.
  • Survey of water usage in the offices.
  • Re-use of resources such as used paper, stationery etc.
  • Switching to 100% recycled paper products.
  • Recycling of excess paper and other recyclable products, including e-waste and printer cartridges, in all offices.
  • Support of technological improvements to move towards paperless office communication.
  • Employee awareness campaigns and reminders encompassing both work and personal choices to encourage more environmentally sustainable behaviours.
  • Encouragement of participation in initiatives such as “National Ride to Work Day” to reduce travel emissions.
  • Publication of our environmental strategy, tactics and achievements on our internal intranet for all employees to access.

Through communication and training, our employees, associates and business partners are encouraged and assisted to enhance their awareness of the impact that each and every one of us has upon the fragile environment in which we co-exist.

 Business Partners
  As part of our aim to be a business partner of choice, The Mayo Group seeks to partner with businesses both local and international that have a sound, stable, and ethical supply base.

 Australian Packaging Covenant (APC)
  The APC is a voluntary initiative by the governments of Australia and private businesses to reduce the effects of packaging on the environment through improved packaging design and use, more efficient packaging production, encouraging re-use and recycling of the packaging that is created and reducing any impacts from the disposal of used packaging. The APC has replaced (in mid 2010) the National Packaging Covenant (NPC) which was a similar Government/business voluntary arrangement which had reached the end of its agreement period. The governance arrangements for the APC are very similar to those that existed for the NPC.

Mayo Group signed the APC Covenant in January 2011 on behalf of all its participating businesses (Mayohardware and Fisher Lamco) and has submitted its first Action Plan under the APC in June 2011. Annual progress reports against this Action Plan are required (as they were for the NPC) and they are available on the APC website after the Covenant Council has accepted them.

Our final Annual Report under the NPC was submitted on 30 March 2011 and will be available on the APC website after it is accepted by the Covenant Council.

Click here for more information on the APC

Click here to view Mayo Group's Packaging Covenant Action Plan.

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Last Update : November 6, 2014