our corporate responsibility

Conducting business in a socially responsible way is engrained in the DNA of Pollen. We believe this a driver for business success and we will continue to strive to make the planet, our environment and our communities a better place than when we began.



At Pollen, we stimulate our people to reach their full potential. We are a different consulting company with a flat management structure – employees are empowered to be entrepreneurial and to be accountable to each other.

What we have achieved:

  • All employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our clients and team members.
  • All employees have 15 days a year set aside for personal development – separate to annual leave or personal leave.
  • All employees go through safety inductions and vaccinations to enable them to work safely in our client environments and to protect each other. 
  • Bi-weekly we share and support employee learnings through our “Pollenation” meeting.
  • Employees are going through the Pollen Academy – through which all employees receive training on relevant topics and/or specific projects.
  • We have created an internal knowledge centre to share work across projects and topics.


At Pollen, we foster an inclusive culture driven by the diversity of our employees.

We have demonstrated this through:

  • Our team being truly international – we have employees from 17 different countries.Across the entire business, we can communicate in 19 different languages.
  • Planning monthly social activities outside of work hours to promote inclusion and teamwork. 
  • We have a flat management structure which stimulates collaboration and contribution from the whole team.
  • We are open and transparent with all employees – employees have access to all company information.
  • We use internal social networking through WhatsApp and LinkedIn.


Pollen is proud to have achieved a carbon negative footprint.

We have achieved this through:

  • Active recycling in our office – every employee has their own Pollen “Keep-Cup”. Saving 10,000 single use cups a year!  
  • Planting 1700 new trees across Australia via the “Fifteen Trees” organisation.
  • Selecting renewable energy sources for electricity​.
  • Being a paperless office – there are no printers at Pollen limiting the use of paper​.
  • Switching to Ecosia to plant trees every time we search the internet.


Pollen values giving back to the community. We have achieved this through:

  • We collaborated on a pro-bono basis with the Bread & Butter company. They specialise in educating refugees from across the world in the crafts of becoming skilled bakers.
  • We value giving back to the community and as a team have supported charities such as Oz Harvest, The Smith Family and Drought Angels.
  • Pollen employees  also volunteer with community-based initiatives in their down time, such as The Rural Fire Service and Surf Lifesaving Australia​.
  • We recently fostered a partnership with Black Duck Foods to help start up manufacturing sites. Black Duck foods are an organisation empowering Aboriginal Australians through food manufacturing using traditional methods and native foods.

Download Pollen Corporate Social Responsibility Report