Community Services.net Pty Ltd was formed through a partnership between human services people (Community Link Australia Pty Ltd) and software developers (iWeb Solutions Pty Ltd) and became fully operational as a company in 2011. The online information system (CSnet®) first went live in 2007, and version 4.0 went live in October 2015.
The company has grown steadily since its creation. An important part of defining who we are as a company was our certification as a Benefit Corporation in February 2015.
What’s a B Corp?
B Corps are a new type of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The B stands for Benefit. It is like a Fair Trade certification that operates on the level of the whole business, rather than just the service or product.
Companies that certify as B Corps commit to meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We measure our performance and impact on all our stakeholders – workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment, not just shareholders. The aim is to harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit – to bring together like-minded and inspiring companies to innovate, share good organisational practice, and collaborate for better business and social outcomes.
At the moment, there is a handful of Certified B Corps in Queensland, over 100 in Australia and NZ, and the number is growing every day.
Becoming a certified Benefit Corporation is the perfect fit for Community Services.net. We’re in business to contribute to the good work of our organisational customers using CSnet®. Our B Corp certification gives our customers, our workforce and partners, confidence that we will stay true to our values now and into the future as we grow.
The achievement of real change depends upon systemic effort and collaboration, underpinned by access to information about people and communities who are impacted. We want to be part of that effort and collaboration, by presenting meaningful information – in real time, respectful and accurate. Governments, philanthropists and ethical investors want to know that their investment in human services is achieving positive social impact. And human services organisations want not only ‘to do good’ but to be able evidence what they achieve.
Join us in measuring what matters.