For groups > 15 and MICE
Arinex respects our relationship with the environment and we openly acknowledge the adverse effects events may have when not conscientiously managed. Thus, sustainability is at the fore of every decision we make and we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and that of our events.
We have signed an international commitment to reduce our footprint company-wide (IAPCO Plastics Pledge), as well as the footprint of our clients’ events, through sustainable design and carbon offsetting. We work with partners and suppliers who have active sustainable policies and we also actively encourage discussions and awareness around environmental practice throughout our industry.
Workplace diversity is also of huge importance to any organisation’s success and we are proud of the diversity at Arinex. We are committed to employing people from all cultures and backgrounds and we aspire to diversify our company across all indicators including gender, age, sexuality, ability and religion. This is evidenced through our many spoken languages, with our 85 staff collectively speaking more than 20 languages.
We acknowledge the Indigenous Australians as traditional custodians of our land and seek to be an employer of choice for those identifying as First Nations people.
Habitat loss is a key reason 500 native Australian animals are now on the Threatened Species List. Corporate environmental volunteering with National Parks is a great team building experience that strengthens bonds, ignites team spirit and creates memorable experiences for employees undertaking meaningful activities that benefit our environment. We can also organise site tours, native animal displays, and Indigenous culture workshops.
Working in one of Sydney’s National Parks for the day delegates will undertake a variety of tasks such as planting out areas with native seedlings, bush regeneration activities including mulching and weeding, or heritage restoration work at Middle Head to help us reveal the old tunnels at Middle Head.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Settlers introduced exotic plants and invasive weeds into New Zealand and did not realise the impact this would have on our native species, ecosystems and conservation lands. Wilding pines are one of the most aggressive of these exotic species. Wilding trees not only affect the visual nature of the environment, but also the native plant and animal communities and impact soil composition and acidity and water yields.
We run CSR days where corporates book with us to spend time culling the wilding pines. These days are extremely well received and time is spent out in the open on Queenstown Hill Station pulling up wilding pines. A local company, Wilding & Co, has pioneered distilling the pine oil from the culled trees and we can also involve them to demonstrate how the work done is turned into a very desirable essential oil product. So the delegates can actually see the positive benefits of their work over a lunch organised at the sheep station woolshed to finish a fun CSR event.
Events should have a positive impact on the community and Arinex achieves this by channelling our staffs’ expertise and passion to help others.
We have launched a charity partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation to assist in achieving their mission of brightening the lives of sick children.
We have a long-standing partnership with Sydney Rotary Club, providing voluntary event services for their annual New South Wales Police Officer of the Year Awards since the inaugural event in 2010.
We also regularly work with charities such as Oz Harvest to support communities in need and we engage First Australians to integrate their culture in our event design and proposals and appropriately acknowledge them as traditional owners. This provides our clients and staff with the comfort of knowing their events are making a positive difference.
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+31 570 605831 (Western Europe)
+420 724 009 164 (Central Europe)
+55 11 3042 4006 (Brazil)
+27 82 754 4256 (South Africa)
+ 1 909 280 2531 (USA)
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