Case Studies

GeelongSafe – GROW collective action

Posted on May 29, 2019 in Case Studies

In 2018, the City of Greater Geelong initiated a unique program to improve occupational health and safety, called GeelongSafe. This included the funding of five traineeships hosted by GROW Compact signatories – Corio Waste Management; City of Greater Geelong; Aus Pits; WorkSafe and Epworth Geelong. In line with the GROW objectives of supporting employment for...

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BTS inspiring change

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Case Studies

As a reasonably small business, with a strong vision and focus on supporting the local community, BTS-Business Technology Specialists joined GROW knowing their commitment aligned strongly with GROW principles. However, on providing expenditure data to GROW and receiving their individual dashboard, Stan Corner (CEO) was surprised to find how much  leakage of spend had occurred...

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Bethany’s local and social benefits

Posted on October 26, 2017 in Case Studies

Bethany Community Support Inc. signed as a GROW Compact Signatory in 2016 and at the time already had a high level of local spend (around 80%), with the remainder mainly related to purchases where local suppliers were not available. As it was difficult to increase the level of local spend, Bethany decided to focus on...

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Creative Compact Action Planning

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Case Studies

BTS – Business Technology Specialists  is proof that no business is too small or too busy to incorporate the GROW principles into their workplace. While developing BTS’ GROW compact action plan, Stan Corner (CEO) had the brainwave of sponsoring student leaders from Northern Bay College and North Geelong Secondary College to attend the G21 Stakeholder...

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For the Locals, by the Locals

Posted on September 16, 2016 in Case Studies

About Baptcare Baptcare has provided care services to the Victorian community for more than 70 years and is thrilled to be making a multi-million dollar commitment to build 52 affordable rental houses, a 90 bed aged care facility and a large community hub with a café for locals to meet in, right in the heart...

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Small Business with a Big Heart

Posted on August 24, 2016 in Case Studies, Case Studies - Social Procurement

About Brand Bureau Brand Bureau is a multi award-winning agency, delivering advertising, marketing and public relations services to diverse organisations across Australia. Even though they are a small, family business they subscribe to the belief that alleviating disadvantage is everyone’s responsibility. Commitment to sourcing locally Brand Bureau are unashamedly pro-Geelong and provide local suppliers with...

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Barwon Water: Doing the GROW thing

Posted on August 24, 2016 in Case Studies

About Barwon Water Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation providing high quality water, recycled water and sewerage services. Sourcing locally One of the first steps toward implementing the GROW initiative for Barwon Water was to start integrating more local and social requirements in its Procurement Strategy. This included...

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