Our community and values
As a small part of a big world, we strive to be a force for good for our community and environment.
Corporate responsibility in action
We’re not just a company, we’re a community! Inside and outside of the office, we want to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Habitat for Humanity
Bluestone partners with Habitat for Humanity, a global charity dedicated to helping people into their own home - which is at the heart of Bluestone’s purpose. We actively encourage our people to get involved, with our employees given one paid volunteer day a year. This might include local home building, supporting bushfire recovery efforts, or volunteering to renovate a local women’s shelter. We offer a workplace giving program, where employees are given the opportunity to make pre-tax salary donations to Habitat for Humanity, which fund home-building projects in the countries in which we operate. Our employees also participate in community fundraising initiatives like the City2Surf in Sydney or the Round the Bays in Auckland.
3 trees planted for every home loan
It's important for us to have a positive impact on the world around us. That's why for every new Bluestone home loan, we will be planting three trees! Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, and contribute to our health and wellbeing.
To bring this initiative to life, we've partnered with One Tree Planted and FEED. With the help of our partners, we will be planting trees in all three Bluestone locations: Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
One Tree Planted is a non-profit dedicated to global reforestation. They are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. In 2019 alone, One Tree Planted was able to get 4 million more trees in the ground!
FEED (Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc.) supports sustainable education and tree-planting, aiming to inclusively grow, preserve and protect Philippine biodiversity – marine and terrestrial – through integrated social forestry programs, community development & livelihood initiatives, and scientific and practical research.
Operating out of the bustling heart of Sydney, we’re also conscious of our impact on the environment. Our head office is set up to create as little waste as possible, with centralised recycling and compost bins, a barista-style coffee machine and personalised mugs for all employees, and sensor lights and taps in the bathrooms. Our reliance on paper is reducing every year, as we minimize printing, and digitise records and systems.