In 2021 Icon Metal made a submission to the Australian Government in support of a First Nations Voice to Parliament based on the principles of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
In May 2021 Icon Metal had our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. This was a long-held ambition for us, and one that we are committed to fulfilling. Icon Metal has a charitable partnership with The Sydney University Settlement, a social housing and community organisation based in Darlington that supports families, kids and young people.
The statistics for poor mental health outcomes for construction workers are extremely sobering and stubbornly high. Icon is a stigma-free company, where it is OK to not be OK, and where we challenge the culture of silence that surrounds mental ill health. Through our partnership with workplace consultants Mental Health Movement, our staff have access to training, workshops, and we making sure that the message filters through every layer of our organisation: we have each other's backs.
We are Silver members of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and we encourage our female staff to take advantage of the benefits this can offer, from seminars and site visits to mentoring. Our female participation rate is 11% above average for the construction industry, a number we are always working hard to increase. Our Leadership Team is 50% female.
We acknowledge the Darug people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work.
We respect and recognise their spiritual connection and knowledge of these lands, waters and communities.
We pay respects to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.
We never compromise on safety.
This is at the forefront of everything we do, and everything we consider doing.
There is zero tolerance for not prioritising safety.
Embrace diversity, individuality and differences.
Engage each other in an equal manner.
Consider the environment.
Consider the community.
Working together to achieve the best possible result.
The positive collective create great outcomes.
Each moment should be a worthwhile contribution to the whole.
Never give up the pursuit of the best in delivery and quality.
We understand what is right, let’s do it.
We understand our role, our accountabilities, and our goals.
Identify problems and shortcomings within, take ownership, rectify, and grow from experience.
Don’t run away from a new way of operating.