What We Care About
For over a decade we have been providing innovative outsourced medical solutions to a range of customers in remote, challenging and under-resourced environments both in Australia and overseas. But there is more to our story than just being a globally successful business. We also believe that a business should participate in community issues by utilising its expertise and capital to help facilitate positive change. This is something we care passionately about.
At Aspen Medical we are serious about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and we are proud to be on the CSR journey.
CSR is as important to us as Operations, Finance, Business Development, Marketing or HR. So much so that our Director of CSR forms part of our Company Executive. Why? Because our CSR strategy must be driven by the leaders of our organisation as well as align with our company’s overall strategy and vision. That's why it’s an integral part of our thinking.
We have implemented a number of ways to make a positive contribution to communities we work in, both at home and overseas.
Our employees are able to make pre-tax contributions from their pay to a registered charity as part of our Workplace Giving Program. Its aim is to encourage people to give to organisations they are passionate about and to make giving easy.
Our Workplace Matching Program is also very popular. Our colleagues raise money for a particular charity and Aspen Medical will match this up to an agreed amount.
In Australia we have the Aspen Foundation. The Foundation is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status. It was formed in 2009 by the company’s founders and every year a percentage of the company’s profits go to the Foundation as well as donations from our team and supporters. The Aspen Foundation’s mission is to undertake life-changing healthcare through significantly reducing or eradicating key illnesses in the Australian community. Today the Foundation focusses on the eradication of Trachoma and scabies in Indigenous communities. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide and Australia is the only first world country where Trachoma is prevalent. In remote Indigenous communities, scabies affects 7 in 10 children before their first birthday.
People with Disabilities
Outside of the Foundation, Aspen is very active in disability care. We are a proud supporter of the Special Olympics, which encourages people with disabilities to participate in sport. We also support a range of community organisations that provide much needed services and support to people with disabilities in our community.
For the past seven years Aspen Medical has been working in the Solomon Islands. We proudly support People With Disabilities Solomon Islands in their mission to advocate for basic human rights for people with disabilities. We also support organisations as well as run programs that aim to improve education opportunities for people with disabilities on the Islands.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
As part of our on-going commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia we want to partner with them in a meaningful way that can improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people throughout Australia. To this end, we have joined the RAP Program. A RAP or Reconciliation Action Plan is about turning good intentions into real actions. We believe that our plan has a sound business approach that reflects our commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
These are the things we care about at Aspen Medical.
And we hope that if you decide to join our team or do business with us, you’ll care too.