Brother International (Australia)
Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Brother strongly believes in being a responsible corporate citizen, and this is reflected in our broad range of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and programs. The sections below provide a detailed look at Brother's CSR initiatives.

Management Message

Brother has a long-standing belief in respecting the environment and caring for anyone related to our company. These principles are captured in the Brother Group Global Charter, which was crafted in 1999 based on the concept of "Tomoiki" (co-existence). Through our CSR Management activities, we hope to establish a mutually beneficial relationship in which our stakeholders trust and respect us and our employees take pride in working for the company.

CSR at Brother

Brother believes that CSR should be managed just as any other business activity, and should be integrated into daily business operations. To this end, we have formed a committee to increase awareness of CSR within the company and formulate strategies and initiatives to involve everyone in the company in how we can contribute back to society and the environment in which we live, work and play.

At Brother, we are committed to providing our customers with products and services of superior value that they can trust. We are continually looking into innovative ways to recycle our products and ensure that our recycling program continues to expand and improve.

We provide our employees with an environment in which they can fulfil their aspirations and have a well-balanced work life, we can be sure that they in turn will take care of our customers and the environment.

We recognise that CSR is a journey. It is to us a fulfilment of our motto "At Your Side". And we are proud to undertake this journey because we know that we are creating an organisation that our stakeholders can respect and our employees can be proud to be a part of.

Our Team

The Brother Group Global Charter recognises that our employees are important stakeholders in our business. We are committed to providing a workplace in which our employees are respected and are proud to be a part of.

At Brother International Australia we believe a healthy workforce means presence of positive feelings in our team in which they can be positive members of society, continually learn and improve, strive to achieve their goals and contribute to our success.

We commit to provide a workplace where our employees work cheerfully, joyfully and vigorously enbodying our company motto that we will always be "At your side".

Employee Engagement

Communication between management and employees is important to the company, as Brother recognises that communication is an important driver of employee engagement.

In promoting constructive dialogue between management and employees, regular communication sessions are a channel for sharing company information with employees and also for them to raise concerns through open discussion with management.

In demonstrating management commitment to engaging our employees, Brother engaged Mercer HR Consulting to conduct the Employee Engagement Survey, to which 75% of our employees responded.

Brother is committed to providing a workplace in which our employees are respected and in which they take pride.

Leadership Development

Brother recognises the importance of having talented leaders at all levels of our organisation. We invest in the development of all our employees. Our leaders attend leadership training in the areas of Performance Management and Appraisal, Building and Leading Teams and Leadership Competencies.

We recognise strong leadership is critical to organisational success and employee engagement. Training helps to develop this critical capability and allows our talent to grow.

Employee Wellness

At Brother, the health and well-being of our employees are important. We recognise that employee wellness is a fundamental component of creating work-life balance for our employees.

Brother has Workplace Wellness Programs to create a happy and healthy workplace. Employee wellness programs include health screening, health surveys, and fitness incentives. These are designed to ensure the physical well-being of our employees. These programs also raise awareness of important health issues, which we believe benefits employees in their overall wellness.

At Brother, we know that behind our success, it's our people who make the difference.