Sustainability Statement

Our Commitment

Electronic Security Technologies (EST) acknowledges the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. All businesses and individuals have the ability to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in some form. Every positive action towards one of the SDGs edges us closer to a more sustainable world.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and wellbeing
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land 
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

In Practice

EST is active in promoting the good health and wellbeing of our staff and has introduced key policies and procedures including Fitness For Work Policy, Health and Wellbeing Policy, Duty of Care Statement and regular Toolbox Talks. We also have an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy to formalise our approach to promoting a fair and equitable workplace. 

Education is an enduring task in our business as we are constantly learning on the job and through structured channels such as third-party accreditations. EST staff may even be considered lifelong learners. Our business partners with local schools including Hunter Trade College to provide work experience for students as we believe in upskilling the next generation. 

Our business has ambitious growth targets and has experienced consecutive years of profit growth which has allowed us to employ more staff. Business success on our terms includes strong profits, a cohesive team of staff, customers with value alignment, offering long term career paths for staff and collaborative industry partnerships. Our memberships with (Australian Security Industry Association Ltd) ASIAL and Hunter iF are some of the ways we maintain industry knowledge and connect with other like-minded businesses to help drive innovation across our sector. 

At an internal process level, Team EST takes action to reduce wastage which means we recycle old parts with some manufacturers, have a regular cardboard recycling service, bulk recycle cans & bottles and recycle cable offcuts and batteries. We believe that doing business should not cost the earth. One of the solutions we offer to our corporate clients is integration of their alarm or access control system with their lights and air-conditioning system to save energy when staff are offsite, and the system is armed. We have this feature at our own work premises.

At EST we recognise that our business functions within a broader ecosystem and that we have a responsibility to that ecosystem to not cause unnecessary harm or damage. As our business grows, we are confident that we have the foundations in place to ensure that we remain true to our values and continue to make a positive contribution to the achievement of as many Sustainable Development Goals as we can.