Friends Making a Difference

 

 

At Friendie Audio, we care about the world we live in. Our team are committed to making positive changes in the way we operate as a business. One of our core values is to “do better than before”. With this in mind, we strive to make improvements in our business structure and product development with respect to the environment. We are committed to donating money and product to select charities and organisations that touch our hearts and make a difference to the lives of many. We care deeply about culture and respecting the First Nations land on which we live. In particular, we acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and Gippsland, their ongoing connection to this land and we pay our respects to their culture and their Elders past, present and future.
Friendie provides the soundtrack to your life. Let’s live a little and make that life count.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

 

We are committed to the environment and making positive changes. We are always learning and looking for new ways to improve our product. We are so proud of our work in producting RoHS compliant headphones, and we are committed to ensuring all our product has this qualification in future. RoHS compliancy is not a requirement of Australian law, but it is just one way we are committed to reducing harm to the environment. Europe is at the forefront of setting global warming reduction targets and in doing so, they have created an electrical equipment standard- 2002/95/EC aka RoHS- which ensures no part or substance in creating these electronics is harmful or hazardous. Please refer to individual product descriptions to see whether our products have individually received this certification. All of our newer products have achieved RoHS certification, and any produced in the future will also continue to be certified. We are reducing the use of plastic within our boxes, and we are looking to continuously improve. We only get one world. We love where we live, and we want to look after our children’s future.

 

 

CHARITY

 

 

Friendie is so proud to have supported Beyond Blue in 2020. Why Beyond Blue? Beyond Blue has a vision for “everyone in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health.” They believe that “anxiety and depression can be managed. Suicide can be prevented.” They listen, they respond, they care, they advocate. They tell millions of Australians that they aren’t alone; what’s more powerful than that? If this is you- please know that you aren’t alone. It is a cause very close to our heart here at friendie. Please contact Beyond Blue if you need support:

VISIT: https://www.beyondblue.org.au

CALL BEYOND BLUE: 1300 22 4636

But why else? As Australians rode the ups and downs of COVID-19, we knew you needed music more than ever. At friendie, we wanted to achieve two outcomes; to donate and give the gift of music at an affordable rate that our customers decided on, and to pass on any profits directly to Beyond Blue so they could continue their amazing work.

All donations to Beyond Blue directly improve the lives of those impacted by anxiety, depression and suicide. Please consider donating what you can, if you are able.

Here are some of the ways your donations can help:

$30 covers the cost of producing, printing, packing and posting free information materials about anxiety, depression and staying well to anyone in Australia.

$48 ensures that every phone call, web chat and email to the 24/7 Beyond Blue Support Service is answered.

$110 enables a Beyond Blue Speaker or Ambassador to share their story in the community.

$270 funds a session with a NewAccess coach across eight locations in Australia.

$600 helps deliver innovative online programs across Australia to help protect everyone’s mental health.

$1,000 helps train a Support Coordinator for The Way Back Support Service.

 

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

 

Keep at eye on this link – we promise to update you regularly on our journey to creating change!

If you are a charity and you have some ideas of how we can work together, or you have some suggestions about how we can reduce our environmental impact, let’s chat. Please contact Jane at hello@friendie.com.au, and introduce yourself. Let’s be friends!