Corporate social responsibility
Glentworth is committed to giving back to the community in which it operates.
Our approach is multi-faceted, beginning by fostering a philanthropic culture in which our team is empowered to support, participate and fundraise for causes of their choice.
Team Glentworth recently took part in a fundraising event with a real difference - the Darkness to Daylight Challenge Run to help end domestic violence.
With a team of 16 people running a total of 112km from dusk to dawn, our supporters helped us raise more than 10,000 for this cause. Read more>
Pro bono projects
Glentworth has a long tradition of pro bono work. This has included projects on a no-fee or substantially reduced-fee basis, offering expertise and assistance to organisations which align with Glentworth’s philosophy and provide services with a public benefit.
In 2016 the firm decided to increase and formalise its involvement in pro bono work, with a commitment of approximately 0.75% gross annual turnover to pro bono projects, along with the development of a pro bono scheme.
Most recently Glentworth worked with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation to maximise the data produced by their PTSD Initiative research project.
Glentworth senior consultant and data analytics specialist Julie Kilner led the project, working with the GMRF team to create data visualisations and maps to create further insights into their findings. Read more>
Glentworth is a proud supporter of the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ) since its establishment in 2014. The ODIQ is one of two Pioneer Nodes in the Open Data Institute (ODI) Global Network.
Glentworth CEO Neil Makepeace was the founding Chair of this not-for-profit organisation, serving from 2014-2016.
Glentworth has long been an advocate for diversity in the technology industry.
We continue to support the amazing work of the Tech Girls Movement through in-kind services including mentoring school students, judging for the Tech Girl Superhero competition, hosting and attending events as well as sharing their success and milestones.
At the Glentworth headquarters, the team has implemented multiple sustainability initiatives. We not only recycle through our council’s co-mingling system but we have committed to multiple recycling initiatives, including:
‘Cartridges 4 PlanetArk’: We donate our used printer cartridges and toners to PlanetArk for them to become eWood, a durable material used for items like outdoor furniture, aquaculture and farm fencing.
REDcycle program: We collect soft plastics that are not recycled through council services to keep them out of landfill. Through the supermarket REDcycle program these plastics are then turned into items such as playgrounds, exercise equipment and signage.
Dress for Success/ Suited to Success: We collect and donate gently-used corporate wear to help men and women prepare for job interviews.
As a small business, we strongly believe in doing what we can to reduce our environmental footprint and increase our social impact.