Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
XENON recognises that acting in an ethical and socially responsible way benefits the environment, community, our customers, employees alike. It is XENON’s goal to protect and enhance the environment and create better lives, well-being and opportunities through the products and services it provides within the community.
The purpose of XENON’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy is to highlight our principles and practices to which we aspire, so that we can achieve the highest standards of responsible business.
For XENON this encompasses
- how we treat our team, our stakeholders, and our community,
- how we engage with traditional custodians of the land and how we support reconciliation actions,
- how we treat and protect the environment,
- how we engage with charities and not-for-profits to ‘give back’,
- how we comply with the law, requirements, standards, and governance principles,
- how we can be a good corporate citizen.
Acknowledgement of Country
XENON would like to acknowledge the Boonwurrung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which XENON is based today, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all the areas where we are delivering our solutions.
Equal Opportunity for All
XENON is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively advocates fundamental human rights and the dignity of people by actively promoting equality and diversity irrespective of race, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexuality, disability, marital status, and religious belief.
See our policy here.
XENON strongly believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to work and actively engages with community-based and not-for-profit organisations to assist disadvantaged job seekers find work within the company.
Looking after Employees
XENON recognises that people are at the heart of our business and hence treat all staff fairly and consistently, to create a workplace and business environment that is open, transparent, and trusted. Aligned with this approach, all XENON staff are required to conduct their activities in accordance with our codes and policies including Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy, as they are implemented and updated.
XENON requires our personnel to act according to the highest standards of honesty and integrity as well as comply with all legal and regulatory requirements, which extend to the protection of human rights and the prohibition of forced labour and human trafficking.
As a company, XENON will always ensure that we do not risk the health and safety of our employees and community, we avoid harming the lives or safety of local and indigenous people, and we respect the basic human rights of all people, involved in our business.
XENON also supports cultural integrity and a better understanding of our indigenous community. We are proud of our work with indigenous organisations such as, AIATSIS, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies whom is a loyal customer. Wherever, possible XENON tries to engage with indigenous contractors.
Commitment to Mental Health
XENON recognises that mental health issues arise over a variety of factors, some beyond the company’s influence and control. Examples include hereditary causes, domestic pressures, and general health.
However, there are many cases when mental health issues may arise from work-related challenges. Examples include:
- Anxiety over job insecurity.
- High pressure jobs.
- Poor work-life balance.
- An unpleasant work atmosphere.
- A lack of appreciation.
- Hostility at the workplace.
- Tiresome and unfulfilling work.
- Poor relationships with immediate supervisors, managers, and colleagues.
XENON is committed to managing this cause and has a Certified Mental Health team member on board to ensure:
- Mental health is seen as a serious subject of concern.
- Be at the forefront in identifying and resolving underlying causes.
- Show genuine empathy and support to staff who face mental health problems.
- Work in collaboration with senior managers to create a pleasant work atmosphere that promotes mental health and job satisfaction.
- Work – life balance is being promoted
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Securing the Supply Chain
XENON has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or our supply chain.
XENON is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and ensures all employees receives training on this topic.
See our Modern Slavery Policy.
XENON actively supports organisations and community groups who share our values. Our initiatives assist individuals and groups to achieve great new thing within the area they work and or live in.
Some of the organisations and charities that XENON supports are featured here.
XENON, in conjunction with Carbon Neutral has addressed the challenges of climate change via its Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Sink Projects. Carbon Neutral is Australia’s largest Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Sink developer and XENON has been supporting this wonderful environmental initiative since 2008. All trees and shrubs are planted in degraded areas of the Australian wheat belt.
Monash Motorsport is a student-run team who compete in the largest Engineering Design Competition in the world. XENON has been a proud supporter since 2018 and has provided Monash with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and Xavier Development kits.
Monash Nova Rover
Monash Nova Rover are a team of university students designing, fabricating, and testing the next generation of Mars rovers in Melbourne – whilst inspiring future generations along the way. XENON helped revamp their rover design by providing an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 development kit.
XENON has supported RMIT’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team with HPC computing clusters. RMIT Racing is a 130-student strong, completely student run team who design, engineer and manufacture an open wheel formula style race car to compete in the Formula SAE Competition, which is held locally and also internationally under internationally set rules.
The SAE Australasia competition takes place each December. The RMIT Racing team has an impressive history with a world championship victory in 2007 and are Australia’s longest running Formula SAE team, celebrating their 20th year in 2019. The team allows its members the opportunity to connect the dots between the classroom and the racetrack by providing them with practical engineering opportunities that prepare them for life in the workforce. Learn more about XENON and RMIT Racing.
Bragg Cluster Sponsorship
XENON designed and delivered the “Bragg” cluster at CSIRO in Canberra. Bragg was named after Adelaide father-and-son physicists Lawrence and Henry Bragg, Australia’s first Nobel Prize winners. It was improved and upgraded multiple times since its initial installation in 2009. Most recently, the Bragg cluster consisted of 128 compute nodes with 3 NVIDIA Tesla K20m GPUs each. In November 2014, the LINPACK performance of the cluster placed it among the world’s fastest supercomputers at #154 on the TOP500 List and #11 on the Green500 List.
After its decommissioning in 2017, XENON and CSIRO worked together and developed the XENON / CSIRO GPU Computing Support Program, which provides the compute nodes in support of research projects and GPU computing in Australia.
XENON regularly donates to worthwhile causes within the local community, including Disability Sport & Recreation to help Victorians with disability get active and live healthier, happier lives.
XENON recognises that humanity has a unique capacity to impact the planet and accepts that it must play its part in ensuring support of environmentally sustainable practices where it has the ability to do so. XENON aspires to minimise its impact on the environment and maximise the effective use of resources. We strive to achieve this by identifying and offering suitable technologies while looking for effective measures that can be enacted within the organisation at all levels to comply with applicable law and achieve excellence in our environmental performance both within our operations and the broader community. Learn more about it here.
Looking After Our Customers
XENON strives for excellences and professionalism when working with clients. XENON commits to:
- Respecting the law,
- Honouring its internal policies,
- Ensuring that all its business operations are legitimate,
- Keeping every partnership and collaboration open and transparent,
Last update: 24-Feb-2022