Getting involved in Knox

Being a Good Corporate Citizen

Corporate Citizenship or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) describes how a business commits to and becomes involved in initiatives contributing to the interests and welfare of their employees, customers, the environment and the community.

As more consumers, businesses and employees seek out organisations with moral and ethical dimensions, Corporate Citizenship is fundamental for any business regardless of your size aiming for long term sustainability. It develops a positive image and reputation for businesses, builds customer loyalty, increases profits and makes you an employer of choice.

What can your business get involved in?

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is an annual event that has been helping to clean up Australia for 30 years and provides the community and businesses with opportunities to make a difference in their local environment. It is held in March each year, but of course ANY day of the year can be Clean Up Australia Day!

Knox City Council, in conjunction with your business, can help to coordinate and support a Clean Up Australia Day just for your business at a site in your local area.

A Clean Up Day makes a great team building event for staff and acts as an entry point for greater community involvement and environmental awareness.

National Tree Day

There are a host of reasons why trees are good for the environment, not least of which is their ability to improve air quality, mask urban noise and beautify surroundings, which helps attract business to the area.  National Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. 

National Tree Day is a great team building event for staff and acts as an entry point for greater community involvement and environmental awareness.

Knox City Council coordinates several tree-planting events in July each year - a community planting day where everyone can get involved and another planting day for businesses.  

Corporate National Tree Day 2020

Knox City Council invites businesses to join us for tree planting followed by a sausage sizzle lunch.

When: Friday, 24 July 2020
Time: 10am - 12pm (followed by lunch)
Where: Scoresby Linear Reserve, Cnr Borg Crescent and Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby

  • All businesses are welcome, you do not have to be located in Knox to attend.
  • This is a free event and there is no limit to how many people can attend - the more the merrier!
  • All tools will be supplied on the day, you do not need to bring anything except your own gardening gloves.

Bring along a banner or sign to display and promote your business at the planting site on the day!

RSVP ESSENTIAL: visit www.knoxbiz.com.au/nationaltreeday for more information and to register.

 

National Tree Day 2019

Congratulations and thank you to the amazing businesses that joined in 2019's Corporate National Tree Day.  2,000 Trees, shrubs and grasses were planted that will create much-needed habitat to support local wildlife. The plants will also contribute to a healthier environment for the local community.

Participating businesses:

AustBrokers Countrywide
Belgravia Leisure
Clark Piano Services
Cummins
CVGT Australia
Energetic Houses
Estia Health Knoxfield
GSK
Glen Dimplex Australia
Itomic
Leaf Design Studio
Megara (Australia) Pty Ltd
Natures Organics
Nintendo Australia Pty Ltd
Patchingfields
Rotary Club of Knox
Rowville Lions Club
Scoresby Secondary College
Sodastream
Thermo Fischer Scientific