Helping. Caring. Lifting
As a South Australian founded and operated company, Subnet and its employees are committed to making positive changes for the local community through innovative partnerships and programs. Throughout the years, we have encouraged our staff to get involved in charitable events and activities. We have outlined some of the organisations we have enjoyed working with below.
City-Bay Fun Run
The City-Ban Fun Runs Committee Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that holds an annual running event to raise funds to support athletics in South Australia. Their fundraising efforts have assisted athletes and clubs within the South Australian sporting community with their endeavours; for example, purchasing new equipment for clubs or sponsoring athletes to go to the Olympics.
Since 2013, Subnet team members have participated in the City-Bay Fun Run every year to raise money for some of the not-for-profit organisations we support or work with. In 2013, our team partook in the event in sponsorship of Autism SA to raise funds for autism awareness, support initiative sand to promote health and wellness. In 2014, the team rain in support of Arthritis SA, raising over $1000 for the local charity. Most runners that participated over the last few years also posted better results, with many achieving personal bests.
The issue of men’s mental health is one too often neglected. In the spirit of asking, “are you ok?”, and in wanting to raise money to support prostate and testicular cancer research, our team supports (and relishes) the sprouting of hairy upper lips every November.
With individual efforts extending to almost a decade running, and several years since the team decided to band together to promote awareness men’s health issues, our team of hardcore growers, “The Bureau of Gentlemen Lifters,” has managed to raise approximately $5000 since 2013 – we thank them for their efforts. Pictured: Jeff Malone, Brett Lodge, Andrew O’Young, Mat Clark
Subnet’s partnership with Adelaide Zoo, South Australia’s largest animal welfare and conservation society, began in 2009 after installing a new Unified Communications solution to help their staff become more collaborative and productive. Since then we have provided long-term sponsorship of conservation and welfare efforts.
We continue to build on our close working relationship with Zoos SA and provide on-going support and sponsorship of their welfare and conservation efforts. Subnet currently sponsors the charismatic and adorable Adelaide Zoo based Asian small-clawed otters Kalaya and Bao. The pair moved in together in 2017, with the keeper’s hoping they will start a family of their own. They’re inquisitive and remain a favourite amongst visitors. Stop by Adelaide Zoo to say, “hello!”
An initiative started by several members of the team in 2012, #liftclub is just one way we encourage our staff to choose a healthy, active lifestyle as part of their employment.
By promoting happiness and wellbeing as a vital element of the corporate culture, we believe this attitude to health – initiated, developed and sustained by our staff – leads to a more inclusive workplace, a better quality of customer service, higher staff retention and low employee turnover, higher morale and a sustainable business built on the health and well-being of our staff.
Subnet’s Directors support staff exercising and working out during business hours, and they provide a secure, comfortable facility at the office that employees can access from early morning to late at night. All staff are encouraged to share the facility with one another and to take care of it, in the spirit of helping their teammates achieve their work and health goals.
Subnet regularly works with students to provide opportunities like work experience and any specialist or technical help with school projects or activities. Our staff also get involved in local community events like the Riverland Young Professionals Networking event organised by one of our Riverland customers, the Renmark Paringa Council. Our Subnet staff have participated in this free to attend event as local speakers or mentors, presenting their experiences of working in the ICT industry and how those interested can become a part of it. The networking session offers under 35 young professionals in the Riverland a chance to connect, learn from and network with their peers in an encouraging and relaxed environment.