AboutEnvironmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Giving back.

At A S Harrison & Co an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program has always been core to our values and beliefs.

We have a presence all over Australia, New Zealand, and international markets. Our company’s existence is not to stand alone. It’s part of a bigger system of people, values, other organisations, and nature. The social responsibility of our business is to give back to the world just as it gives to us.

For 2 years running A S Harrison & Co have been awarded a silver medal from EcoVadis in recognition of our business sustainability rating and performance across environment, ethics, labour & human rights, and sustainable procurement. It means we are highly committed to always improving our service standards
and capabilities.

In 2022, A S Harrison & Co’s ESG Committee identified 6 focus areas of interest for the organisation. Six sub-committees were created to address the initiatives identified from each focus areas.

Our ESG focus areas

EcoVadis Certification Committee

The EcoVadis Certification Committee looks after our certification efforts every year with EcoVadis. The certification provides us with benchmarks for various ESG measures such as the environment, ethics, labour & human rights, and sustainable procurement.

A S Harrison & Co has been awarded a Silver medal from EcoVadis two years running in recognition of our business sustainability rating and performance across environment, ethics, labour & human rights and sustainable procurement.

This illustrates our commitment to continuously improve our service standards and capabilities.

Community Working Committee

Our Community Working Committee is always searching for ways to contribute positively to our local and global community. A S Harrison & Co supports community investment and educational programs that include non-profit organisations or movements that promote the cultural and economic development.

We encourage employees to get involved with a number of different volunteering initiatives across our local community and have introduced a Staff Volunteering Program. The program allows each employee 1 paid day a year toward the volunteering initiative of their choice.

In 2022, our Community Working Committee was involved with a volunteer day at Tharwal Aboriginal Corporation, fundraising for One Meal Northern Beaches, and are presently looking into an initiative in partnership with a supplier, for a small Guatemalan town.

Carbon Reduction Committee

Our Carbon Reduction Committee looks after ways we can reduce our carbon emissions from a company standpoint.  The team refers to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol as a guide.  Accounting for these carbon emissions can become a complex exercise and the team is continuously looking at ways to curb or offset our emissions. 

In 2023, ASH purchased 100 tonnes of carbon offsets towards an Australian initiative for a biodiverse reforestation project.

ESG Culture Building Committee

The ESG Culture Building Committee is charged with nurturing the ESG culture within A S Harrison & Co. 

This includes internal communication and updates on the various ESG subgroups as well as new communication initiatives in the pipeline.

Heading the list of new initiatives include our new Product Lens initiative where we look at our various products through the ESG lens and outline how these products support our ESG journey. 

Governance & Reporting Framework Committee

The ESG Governance & Reporting Framework Committee provide the checks and balances in regards to all initiatives related to our ESG initiatives.

The Governance & Reporting Framework Committee is tasked with reviewing actions, policies, and decisions made within the ESG Committee and how they affect all stakeholders.

Reconciliation Action Plan Committee

The Reconciliation Action Plan Committee is dedicated to provide our employees with the ability to learn, acknowledge and give back to the original custodians of our land through a variety of initiatives.

A S Harrison & Co is committed to not only giving back but also working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to provide employment, better education and building long-lasting relationships with Indigenous locals.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land in which we reside in Sydney as the Cammeraygal clan of the Eora people and in Rockingham as the Whadjuk clan of the Nyoongar people.

Many in the ESG Committee have completed the Cultural Competency Training, an important initiative that is available for anyone at A S Harrison & Co interested in diving into the subject. 


The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Reports for both our Performance Summary and Action Plan going forward are available.

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