As an entirely distributed company that advocated for radical flexibility whilst supporting employees holistically – we’ve always done things our way. And it was this type of approach to doing business differently, that led us to B Corp certification in 2018.
As a B Corporation, we’re part of a global mission of people who believe that companies should look after their people, their environment and their communities.
In an effort to leave the planet in a better state than where we found it, we continue to make serious strides towards being a more purposeful, ethical and flexible business.
We also strongly believe in creating safe and productive online spaces and were the first organisational signatories to the Australian Community Managers Code of Ethics.
We have joined forces with companies such as Atlassian, Salesforce and Yelp to Pledge 1% of our staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to any charity of the team’s choosing.
At Quiip, we have committed a step further, by pledging 1% of revenue rather than profit. Chosen each year by consensus, last year’s charities of choice were the Australian Indigenous Literacy foundation, Sea Shepherd, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Australian Marine Conservation Foundation. We also match employee charity donations up to $500.
Because the Pledge 1% initiative doesn’t just stop at financial donations, we also pledge our time to give back to the community. Quiip currently pledges 150 hours (1% of our team’s time) to supporting not-for-profits and social enterprises via the Pro-Bono Purpose Project (PPP) initiative.
Net zero by 2030
In 2019, we joined over 700 B Corporations around the world in publicly committing to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions leading to net zero by the year 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement.
We’re pleased to announce a new milestone on our journey to Netzero – as of September 2020 we’re officially carbon neutral! This status was achieved with the help of Pathzero, a visionary Australian start-up who have created a self-serve emissions management platform that has been designed to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to measure their carbon footprint, reduce their impact and share their carbon neutrality with confidence.
B Corp Certification is a holistic assessment, looking at 5 key areas of business. One of the areas Quiip performs strongly in is The Workers Impact Area. This evaluates a company’s contribution to its employees’ financial, physical, professional, and social well-being. Some of our initiatives in this space include:
- Radical flexibility – no head office, no commute, no cubicles and no nine-to-five
- Uprise EAP service – We have employed EAP providers Uprise whose mission is to provide the best tools for people to self-manage their mental health and to make accessing a professional simple and easy. An Australian supplier, they were founded by Dr Jay Spence, a clinical psychologist
- Diversity and inclusion – We have introduced Culture Amp’s survey to create a baseline for improvement on our DEI efforts and we put our staff through SBS’ cultural competence training
- Employee Perks – Our workplace benefits scheme offers professional & personal development, a fitbit, health & wellbeing payments and more. Quiip also offers interest free loans of up to $2000.