Creating Social Change Our IMPACT Program

As a purpose driven company, we have a responsibility to make a positive contribution to society. Firstly, through the work we do with our customers and the standard of education and experience that we strive to achieve, but secondly our IMPACT Program is about doing more.

It is about scaling our IMPACT to individuals and groups that would not normally have the opportunity to take part in our education programs.

Through our IMPACT Program, we aim to make a distinctive contribution to increasing diversity in STEM. This program underpins our voluntary social investment and aligns to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are most relevant to our business and the community we serve.

We work in genuine collaboration with our IMPACT Team on the following three United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our IMPACT Program

Our IMPACT Program

Our IMPACT Program

Teaming up for Change

IMPACT Team

The Surveyors' Trust

The Surveyors’ Trust is a vibrant community of surveying and spatial professionals. They work together as a collective – pooling the royalties they receive from the sale of the plans that they develop. These pooled funds are invested in capital and education projects to achieve recognition and sustainability for the surveying and spatial industry.

The Surveyors' Trust is increasing our IMPACT by funding two of our online courses to be delivered to every school in QLD, removing financial barriers to every school to access drone and geospatial science resources and teaching. 

Find out more about the partnership here...

The Royal Flying Doctors Service

The RFDS is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.

The RFDS was built on a mission of helping people who don’t have easy access to medical help. RFDS Founder, Reverend John Flynn once said “If you start something worthwhile – nothing can stop it”. For over 90 years, the RFDS has been innovating in providing medical help to the Outback.

They have been ranked as Australia’s Most Reputable Charity for eight years in a row, as measured by the annual Charity Reputation Index.

We have teamed up with RFDS to attend some of their QLD Field Days, providing remote communities with education of drones and geospatial science. Maybe the next RFDS innovation in medical support will come from a remote community using drones for aeromedical help.

GIVIT

During times of disaster and emergency, GIVIT works with government agencies, local councils and not-for-profit organisations to identify the immediate and long-term needs of the affected community.

GIVIT then matches offers from individuals and businesses to ensure those who need assistance get exactly what they need, where and when they need it most.

We are working with GIVIT, because in times of disaster, often children’s education is affected. We aim to provide an experience for identified communities in need, to help lift their confidence and lift the spirits of kids experiencing hardship. It is often through these experiences that students come up with creative ways to solve problems. These are the skills of the future that we are wanting to foster.

Our IMPACT Supporters

Our IMPACT supporters join us in spreading the word!

We rely on our IMPACT Supporters to help communicate our message, they provide role models for us to feature, join us in curating and distributing resources and provide valuable feedback on our programs.

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

We have worked with Dr Karen Anderson to run programs with the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and for Dr Anderson's first year students at the Falmouth Campus.