Corporate responsibility

Strategy

Navitas’ corporate responsibility strategy focuses on:

  • Our Communities
  • Our People
  • Our Environment
  • Our Customers

The strategy aligns with current business objectives and is also reflective of the significant interaction and involvement that Navitas and individual business units have had within their communities for many years.

The strategy is mutually beneficial, delivering benefits to global stakeholders and participants while bringing long-term benefits to Navitas and its shareholders.

Navitas corporate responsibility strategy

Navitas provides a detailed update on how it is progressing against its Corporate Responsibility Strategy at the end of each financial year.

Community

Navitas Education Trust (NET)

Navitas Education Trust

Drawing inspiration from the Navitas purpose of transforming lives through education, the Navitas Education Trust (NET) provides support to charitable organisations with an education focus to bring about change where it is most needed.

Since 2013, Navitas has contributed annual funds to the NET; assisting numerous world-wide education-based projects. These projects, in turn, have helped many people gain better access to education, improved the quality of offerings, and contributed to teacher training and infrastructure.

We are so proud of the work of all our partners, both past and present. We will be releasing a partner summary for FY21 in a few months. You can read about our FY20 partnership activity in the FY20 NET Partner Summary report.

Please note: applications for the FY22 round of funding are now closed.

Please direct any queries to corporateresponsibility@navitas.com.

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Current NET partners:

World Literacy Foundation - Sun books Project: KENYA

World Literacy Foundation - Sun Books

The Navitas Education Trust (NET) is currently funding a Sun Books pilot at the Ireti Girls Primary School in Makoko, located in the centre of Lagos, Nigeria. FY22 funding from the NET will go towards providing Sun Books to more schools, this time in Kenya.

To learn more, visit: sunbooks.org.

Assisi Aid Projects: INDIA

Assisi Aid Projects

In India, Assisi Aid Projects supports thousands of rural women access income and skills to improve family life. Assisi Aid Projects also work with children from disadvantaged communities to improve educational opportunities and improve gender equality.

Funding from the NET will be providing ongoing support to Assisi’s Education and Skill Development Project to improve the education and livelihood of children across tribal villages in Tamil Nadu, India. Part of this next round of funding will go towards services for older children to develop computing skills.

To learn more, visit: Assisi Aid Projects.

Adara Group: NEPAL

Adara Group

The Adara Group consists of two Australian corporate advisory businesses, Adara Advisors and Adara Partners, whose sole purpose is to support their non-profit international development organisation, Adara Development. The group works to improve health and education for women, children and communities in need. NET funding will be supporting the Improving Seven Schools in Ghyangfedi, Nepal project.

To learn more, visit: Adara Group.

Classroom of Hope: INDONESIA

Classroom of Hope

Classroom of Home is a non-profit organisation providing access to quality education in developing countries. Funding from the NET in FY22 will go towards the eco-block building schools project in Indonesia.

To learn more, visit : Classroom of Hope.

Past NET partners

Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Sharing Stories Foundation
Indigo Foundation
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Environment

Ensuring environmental awareness and sustainability

Most of Navitas’ global network of more than 120 campuses and colleges are leased or owned by partners. Within this constraint, Navitas aims to:

  • Ensure sustainability is included in design and construction guidelines, and where possible, all design materials will come from sustainable, low energy use resources;
  • Ensure that contractors used in construction and maintenance demonstrate sustainability credentials as part of tender or contract establishment; and
  • Introduce energy savings through the introduction of energy efficient equipment and education.

People

Supporting our people and being a good employer

Navitas was built on a desire to support a diverse group of students to succeed in their tertiary studies overseas. Today, this important sentiment of unity and camaraderie is still alive and represented in Navitas’ diverse employee, student and partner base. It is also echoed in the way that Navitas operates – we are proud to celebrate what makes us unique.

Navitas is committed to providing a safe and productive workplace for more than 6,000 employees around the world, and continues to report strong results on gender representation and workplace safety.

Navitas promotes a workplace that recognises and embraces the skills, characteristics and experiences that people bring to the Group.

TARGET FY18 PERFORMANCE
MALE FEMALE
The Non-Executive Director group should comprise a minimum of 40% female Directors and 40% male Directors. 50% 50%
The Navitas Leadership Team should comprise a minimum of 40% female staff and 40% male staff 87% 13%
The Senior executive group should comprise a minimum of 40% female staff and 40% male staff 60% 40%
Total employees should be comprised of a minimum of 40% female staff and 40% male staff with appropriate skills and attributes 40% 60%
*Senior executives for the purposes of the above table are defined as members of the Navitas Leadership Team, the Senior Management Team, the Executive General Management (EGM) and the senior direct reports to the EGM of the operating Divisions in total approximately 179 employees.

As at 30 June 2018, the proportion of men and women employed by the Navitas Group in Australia is set out in the table below:

POSITION FY18 PERFORMANCE
MALE FEMALE
Non-Executive Directors 3(50%) 3(50%)
Senior Managers 82(55%) 67(45%)
Full time Permanent Employees 537 (42%) 732 (58%)
Full time Contract Employees 152(46%) 176(54%)
Part time Permanent Employees 180(26%) 501(74%)
Part time Contract Employees 90 (48%) 97 (52%)
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