The relationship between Green Connect and Select Civil blossomed through a serendipitous encounter, as Select Civil stumbled upon Green Connect and wholeheartedly embraced our mission of employing individuals, reducing waste, and fostering fair food practices. Impressed by our values, Select Civil made the decision to employ our staff for site maintenance, and this fruitful collaboration has endured for a decade. Such partnerships exemplify the kind of relationships we actively seek at Green Connect — mutually beneficial and aligned with our core principles.
Select Civil’s work varies depending on several factors and it can be hard to staff adequately, that is how Green Connect can help. When there is additional need, Green Connect staff step in, sometimes by addressing litter that may have escaped the waste collection site due to wind and storm activity. In addition to this crucial task, our team provides valuable assistance with labour-intensive duties such as brush-cutting, lawn mowing, general facility maintenance, as well as manual labour for erecting litter nets and fencing.
This allows Select Civil to focus on their core business while Green Connect looks after other things that have come up that need to be done but are not core business. This partnership has provided opportunities for some of our employees to successfully transition into permanent positions within the company, showcasing the positive impact and career growth nurtured through this collaboration.
In summary, the enduring partnership between Green Connect and Select Civil has helped to empower many individuals who faced multiple barriers to employment. Last year, Green Connect provided 132 individuals with employment opportunities and Select Civil was a key contributor to achievement.