Resource Recovery Australia (RRA) is a social enterprise, but what does that mean?
For social enterprises, our peak body in Australia is Social Traders. Social Traders define a social enterprise as:
“businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.”
This means that, instead of working for a profit, we work for social and environmental outcomes.
For RRA our key outcomes are:
- To provide employment and training opportunities for people experiencing barriers to employment,
- to divert waste from landfill, and
- to connect with the communities in which we work.
In all our work, we measure our success by how well we have achieved these outcomes. We ask:
- Did this divert precious resources from landfill?
- Did it help our local environment and community?
- Did it provide a job or learning opportunity for someone that needed a chance?
Our operations are certified with Social Traders, ensuring we comply with a range of strict conditions to ensure our social enterprise is providing real and positive impacts for the communities in which we work.
RRA’s strategic and day-to-day planning is guided by our drive to have a positive impact on people and the planet. The Council’s, organisation’s and individuals we partner with share our vision and passion for reuse, repurposing, waste diversion, a circular economy and opportunities for local people.