Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Since its inception DCE has been pro-active in community outreach programs, so it was only natural that in 2008 DCE established a formal Corporation Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee within the firm.
Chaired and run by volunteer staff members, the CSR Committee focuses on unique fundraising initiatives to assist others in the community, both locally and abroad, by offering time, services, goods and/or funds to help better the lives of others. The integral focus of this committee is to source areas and people in need and make direct contact with them, therefore removing the 'middle-man' factor present in so many fundraising initiatives.
DCE ID (Inclusion & Diversity)
The seven DCE ID statements were developed by the CSR Committee to formalise and communicate DCE's commitment to inclusion and diversity. The statements were presented to every team member who had the opportunity to anonymously submit their support of each statement using a sliding scale and all seven statements were overwhelmingly supported by the DCE team.
DCE is proud to be an inclusive and diverse organisation and these statements representing the organisation and its team are a formal acknowledgement of that.
We believe in a balance between family and work life.
We provide a supportive environment where all can contribute to the workplace and meet the needs of their immediate family.
We believe in fostering the healthy balance between work and life.
We strive to provide flexible working arrangements that nurture talent and increase opportunity and well-being.
We believe in gender equity and the fundamental principle that gender is not a barrier to success in our industry.
We provide equitable opportunity and career development for all. We recognise the historical and social gender disadvantages and have made a conscious decision to foster a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace environment.
We are committed to empowering women within our company and our industry as part of our larger strategy to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
We believe in eliminating or reducing barriers which prevent full participation at work.
We endeavour to be an inclusive organisation by creating a supportive environment of trust where staff with disability are valued and respected.
We strive to provide a fully accessible office environment and aim to support the unique workplace needs of staff.
We believe that each generation bring value and experience to our team.
We celebrate the diversity of all age demographics and their unique experience and expertise.
We nurture a knowledge-sharing environment by merging convention and innovation to create opportunities in the workplace.
GENDER IDENTITY & SEXUAL ORIENTATION
We believe in a workplace free of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
We promote a positive and inclusive culture, where everyone is valued. In this environment bullying, harassment and discrimination are known to be unacceptable.
Everyone, no matter how we identify, can be comfortable and confident being themselves, allowing us all to contribute our personal best.
We are proud to publicly display our support of equality for all and to challenge the stigma and discrimination surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
We believe that diversity of thought, perspective and experience allows us to strengthen and harness our potential to deliver meaningful benefit to our industry.
We embrace people of culturally diverse backgrounds and are responsive to their varied needs.
We provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and strive to combat prejudice against race, ethnicity, religion or beliefs.
DCE's Annual Soccer Tournament
As a major fundraising initiative, DCE hosts an annual indoor soccer tournament in Victoria to raise funds for a selected charity or fundraising project. The Five-A-Side tournament is held throughout February and March and the details for the 2019 tournament have now been made available. We are pleased to announce that all fund raised from the 2019 Tournament will assist the Property Industry Foundation - an organisation whose mission is to make a tangible difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness by partnering with respected charities to build safe environments and support charity managed initiatives focused on education, employment and wellbeing.
For further information on the tournament and your organisation can get involved, please click here to access the 2019 Soccer Tournament website.