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OUR MISSION IS TO BECOME LEADERS IN OUR INDUSTRY, TO RAISE AWARENESS, EDUCATE AND ENHANCE THE SOCIAL IMPACT POSSIBILITIES THROUGH THE POWER OF SOCIAL PROCUREMENT.

When you partner with IPA for your workforce needs you are partnering with a certified social enterprise. This gives you the power to help create positive social change.  

100% of our profits go to our not-for-profit parent company genU who support people with a disability and people from a disadvantaged background to reach their full potential. 

For over 35 years we’ve been partnering with Australian employers to deliver tailored solutions to meet their workforce needs. Whether you’re looking for a team of workers, a senior manager or talented candidates to support your diversity and inclusion commitments, IPA is here to help.

Buying from a social enterprise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and strengthening Australian communities.

SOCIAL TRADERS CERTIFIED

We are incredibly proud of our Social Traders certification because it means that we:

  • have a defined primary social purpose

  • derive a substantial portion of our income from trade

  • reinvest 50% or more of our annual profits towards achieving our social purpose.

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SOCIAL PROCUREMENT IS ON THE RISE 

IPA is leading the way in driving social procurement within government and business across Australia. 

Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction being procured. It means that every time you buy goods and services from a social enterprise, you create positive social change. 

You still receive the same high-standard service but with the added benefit of helping create jobs and opportunities for people who may not have had these in the past. 

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GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

When you partner with IPA for your recruitment needs you tap into the power of social procurement and gain a competitive advantage by contributing to positive social change.

OUR IMPACT SO FAR

$8 million - The profits generated from our client partnerships over the past two years have contributed to building six state-of-the-art accommodation facilities to the value of $8 million, improving the lives of those with disabilities or are disadvantaged.

$21.7 million - Over the next four years, genU’s proposed total investment will rise to $21.7 million as we strive to create further accommodation opportunities for people with a disability, supporting an additional 100 people. 

Independent living - 
To date, genU supports 96 residents to live independently in our shared accommodation, with 130 individuals also using our respite services. We also employ around 190 people with a disability within various divisions of genU.

FIND OUT MORE

To find out more about the benefits of partnering with IPA contact your closest IPA branch