Corporate Social Responsibility

We strive to always make a positive social impact

At Laser Central we support the community through Manufacturing, and are committed to building strong relationships. We believe that this should be true not just for our customers, but also for the community at large. Through our values, we not only creatively deliver opportunities that empower the achievement of long-lasting success; we also have a priority towards contributing to the future wellbeing of society. With this in mind, we support a wide range of innovation and education projects.

Our CSR activities include:

  • Providing work experience for school students. Doing work experience is a great way for young people to learn about the world of work, and gain hands-on experience in a job or industry, giving them the confidence and practical skills they need to succeed in the workplace.¬†At Laser Central, we ensure that such programs exist so that school students can discover what the metal processing industry has to offer.
  • University support to engineering departments. As part of our social support, we provide laser cutting assistance to unique projects within the engineering departments at various universities. Laser Central has been involved with UQ Racing, Griffith Racing Team, QUT Motorsport and UTAS Motorsport.

Environment

Laser Central is continually looking at its carbon footprint. The Company acknowledges the fundamentals of laser cutting require high end usage of power. However, to mitigate its overall impact, the Company employs state of the art technology in its use of power factor correction and low energy LED lighting within the factory and offices, as well the introduction of energy efficient fiber laser facilities. On the road our company supplied vehicles are fuel efficient hybrid vehicles. We have rigid environmental recycling programs for our metal off-cuts and packaging materials.

Economic

Laser Central has strong focus both on identifying recyclable material in its waste as well as purchasing packaging product that in itself is recycled. Through continuous improvement programs we have reduced our paper consumption by 40%. The Company has planned sustainable growth with a defined investment strategy that will support the manufacturing community and its workforce into the future.

Business practices

The Company respects the work/life balance of its employees. Safety of our employees is paramount and the family ownership promotes an inclusive culture within the workforce. Our employees are cross trained in first aid and CPR practices as well as fire hazard awareness and prevention. We have strongly supported residency opportunities for overseas skilled labour as well as having a culture of continuous improvement and training for all staff. The company guarantees alignment with employment standards through membership of employer associations.