Corporate Social Responsibility
Since Optimum’s inception we have actively supported and sponsored our main charity, Compassionate Friends and the Compassionate Employer Recognition Awards established in 2006. These awards recognise employers who have gone above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in helping employees who have suffered the loss of a child or loved one.
Compassionate Friends, in partnership with the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement released in March 2013, has developed a set of guidelines to better educate and support workplaces in the area of grief and bereavement. Ten strategies were defined following suggestions, based on employee’s life experience of what they have found help guide and support employers in the development of compassionate policy and practice within organisations.