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.

The application process for FY20 funding is now complete, with the selected applicants listed below. The Navitas Education Trust guidelines can be found HERE. Please direct any questions to: cr@navitas.com.

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The NET is proud to announce the following partnerships for FY20:

Adara Group: NEPAL

Classroom of Hope

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.

Indigo Foundation: INDIA

Classroom of Hope

Indigo supports grassroots organisations in some of the world’s most marginalised communities to define and implement their development goals. Whether it is getting children into school and training teachers, empowering girls and women, or improving food security, their programs are guided by the principles of community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity. NET funding will support the Education for Empowerment in Tamil Nadu, India project.

To learn more, visit: Indigo Foundation.

Plan International: SRI LANKA

Classroom of Hope

As one of the most experienced organisations in their field, Plan International Australia recognises the power and potential of every single child. Plan works alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children. NET funding will be supporting the Youth Empowerment through Vocational Training project in Sri Lanka.

To learn more, visit: Plan International.

Classroom of Hope: CAMBODIA

Classroom of Hope

Classroom of Home is a non-profit organisation providing access to quality education in developing countries. NET funding will go towards the Building for Education project in Cambodia, which supports children and youth in accessing education by building educational infrastructure.

To learn more, visit : Classroom of Hope.

NET is also providing continued support to the following programs:

Lille Fro: INDIA

Lillie Fro

The Lille Fro Foundation is helping to break the cycle of generational poverty for the lowest income groups in remote parts of the world. NET funding is supporting the construction of Little Seeds House; a community hostel project aimed at providing access to education for children from the remotest parts of Zanskar, India.

To learn more, visit Lille Fro.

Know One Teach One (KOTO): VIETNAM

KOTO

NET supports KOTO to help transform the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Vietnam via its holistic hospitality training program.

To learn more, visit KOTO.

Assisi Aid Projects: INDIA

Assisi Aid Projects

Funding from the NET is supporting Assisi’s Education and Skill Development Project, which works to improve the livelihood of children across tribal villages in the Kanchipuram district.

To learn more, visit Assisi.

Sharing Stories Foundation: AUSTRALIA

Sharing Stories Foundation

The Sharing Stories Foundation works with Indigenous communities to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage. Through funding from the NET, the Sharing Stories Foundation is creating comprehensive teacher resources to support student engagement.

To learn more, visit Sharing Stories.

The Leprosy Mission Australia (TLMA): NEPAL

The Leprosy Mission Australia

Funding provided to TLMA from the NET contributes to ensuring children affected by leprosy and disability have access to education.

To learn more, visit Leprosy Mission.

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 7,000 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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