Two Good Co and Charter Hall have begun installing 3000 touch-free soap dispensers in offices around the country, made with recycled ocean waste by women who have survived domestic violence and homelessness.
Protect and Connect Soap is the latest initiative from Two Good’s ongoing collaboration with Charter Hall, to support, empower, and employ women who have survived domestic violence and homelessness.
This initiative is part of Two Good’s Work Work program, which has helped 65 women. Protect and Connect Soap has also removed more than 1.25 tonnes of plastic from the ocean, given vulnerable women on-the-job training and employment, while creating a locally sourced, sustainable soap and dispensers.
Founder and CEO of Two Good Co, Rob Caslick, said what began 15 years ago as a cook-up for those less fortunate on the streets of Kings Cross, is now a booming social enterprise.
“I’m so proud of what Two Good is achieving for each of the women who have come to us for help. To date, we’ve provided more than 35,000 hours of paid employment through our Work Work program with the support of Charter Hall,” said Caslick.
“Our ongoing collaboration with Charter Hall has provided resources significant enough to give our most vulnerable women the love, support, independence and self-confidence to thrive beyond their adversity.
“Now, with the launch of Protect and Connect Soap, we are anticipating Two Good will be able to reach our target of employing 36 women in 2022, but we are planning to see this figure double in years to come,” said Caslick.
Charter Hall is now installing Protect and Connect Soap across its national office portfolio, including No.1 Martin Place and 333 George Street in Sydney, 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne, GPO Exchange in Adelaide and 175 Eagle Street in Brisbane.
The partnership will also extend to a further 34 managed assets covering more than 600,000 sqm of workspace across Charter Hall’s $23b office portfolio.
Charter Hall’s chief experience officer, Natalie Devlin, said, the partnership allows Charter Hall to sustainably scale its programs while leaving a positive legacy for the environment.
“Together with our facilities management partner CBRE and Two Good Co, we are driving positive social outcomes, while providing an essential product for our tenant customers.
“We look forward to extending our partnership with Two Good to supply its premium amenities across our office portfolio while supporting their critical work work, helping disadvantaged women in our communities.”
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