For more than three years, disability support organisation, Connecting2Australia (C2A), has been providing ground maintenance services to Cleanaway in Victoria including at former landfill sites at Clayton and Tullamarine in Melbourne, along with mowing and gardening at other locations.
“This has provided regular meaningful work for more than 20 people with a disability,” said C2A Chief Executive Officer, Keith Mortimer.
“C2A values the partnership, which created opportunities for Cleanaway and C2A’s participants. Our grounds maintenance services operate in a competitive market on a commercial basis and our work and quality compare with the best of them. With that, we are able to create many opportunities for people with a disability.
“The work enables independence, develops work skills and confidence and allows our team to be part of Cleanaway’s activities in promoting recycling and sustainability.”
C2A, a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider, has been supporting and empowering people with a disability since 1953 and is one of a number of social enterprises used by Cleanaway.
C2A has also previously provided services to Cleanaway in beverage containers and e-waste recycling.
Cleanaway’s Head of Procurement, Ezra Clough said Cleanaway was proud to support people with a disability through C2A.
“We tested the market before going to C2A and are pleased to see they are providing the value for money we are seeking,” he said.
“Both organisations share core beliefs and values, making the partnership a good fit and we remain committed to increasing the diversity of our supply chain by supporting other social enterprises like C2A.
“This is consistent with our sustainable development goals, including reduced inequalities and decent work and economic growth.
“It doesn’t just make business sense, it’s the right thing to do.”
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