Environmental, Social and Governance
Although MGI Golf’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy is in its infancy, we are passionate about being a more sustainable and environmentally friendly business. Our management and staff understand that as a business we need to make meaningful changes and improve efficiencies to reduce our wastage and increase our sustainability.
To us, sustainability is not only about reducing our negative impact on the environment, but also the impact we have on the community and our employees. Our goal is to make meaningful changes that improve our sustainability whilst pursuing our company goals and respecting our values.
A few years ago, we added solar panels to our office and warehouse to help reduce our reliance on purchased energy and are now receiving a feed-in tariff (FIT).
We continuously review our packaging, striving to find ways to reduce our need for plastics and unrecyclable materials, such as polystyrene. As of 2022, we had phased out polystyrene from within our electric golf buggies, whilst still being able to protect the product in transit, so our customers receive the pristine product. Our products and smaller cartons used to be wrapped in plastic, which we have since removed.
Our batteries are responsibly disposed of through a paid disposal service. We recycle all paper goods from our warehouse in a separate recycling bin which is emptied fortnightly.
When reviewing our consumable products, with over 30 staff at head office, we wanted to find a better way to buy things like tissues, toilet paper, and paper towels. In 2020 we started purchasing from Who Gives A Crap. Their paper products are made from recycled materials, and they donate 50% of their profits to ensure everyone has access to clean water and a toilet. Small changes make big differences.
We have several policies aimed at reducing waste, including prohibiting printing unless absolutely necessary. Rather than attaching paper pick tickets or invoices to our products, we now email them to our customers. Additionally, the kitchens and warehouses of our offices are equipped with recycling bins to encourage the sustainable disposal of rubbish.
In addition to holding fundraiser days such as 'Footy Colours Day' for kids with cancer and 'Australia's Biggest Morning Tea' for the Cancer Council, MGI frequently contributes products to various hospitals and charity groups’ silent auctions. We are proud to have raised money for Dardi Munwurro by donating a portion of our profits during ‘Week Without Violence’. Dardi Munwurro (Strong Spirit) is a specialist Aboriginal family violence service. Their vision is to build stronger families and safer communities. They aim to empower and inspire individuals to heal the past, acknowledge the present and create a positive vision for the future. They do this by delivering a range of family violence programs to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma in Aboriginal families and communities.
We understand the importance of protecting our company and customers’ data. As part of its partnership with an IT company, MGI is dedicated to ensuring the security and safety of data, improving processes, and finding more efficient ways to operate.
Although MGI has been operating for nearly 30 years, we understand the ever-changing world we live in and the need to be open and encouraging wherever we can to improving not only our products but also best practices throughout our business.