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Community, We strive to be valued corporate citizens in our communities. We respect the values and cultural heritage of our local people. Our HSEC policy


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We pride ourselves on our role as a good corporate citizen, and actively seek opportunities to share our successes with the communities in which we operate around the world.

Through our businesses, we participate in hundreds of worthy activities that are aimed at making a positive impact on people's lives and building a sense of community.

These activities are generally undertaken by collaborating with community groups and organisations in active partnerships that are based on building trust and mutual respect, and being sustainable over the long term. Such community engagement and support is embraced across all our businesses worldwide.

We aim to communicate openly and regularly with all our stakeholders and demonstrate through our actions the respect we have for the wide range of cultures represented in our workforce.


Our support is mainly focused at the local level through projects and programs that encourage and nurture youth, assist the disadvantaged, care for the environment, enhance community facilities, and celebrate the arts and cultural diversity. We establish our priorities through active community consultation.

Some programs are direct responses to emergency situations such as floods and earthquakes.

Each year we spend more than $1 million on community programs worldwide. Our employees contribute time, energy, ideas and their professional skills to the causes we embrace.

Our community relations activities are guided by the best practice Community Relations Plans we have in place at all our major operations. They underpin our endeavours to deliver on our promises and identify further opportunities for improvement in our community relations.

As Our Bond says, 'our communities are our homes', and we strive to be a valued member of the communities in which we live and work.

Case Study 1, India

Working with World Vision to put Children Back in School

Case Study 2, Western Port, Australia

Contributing to the Construction of a local Aquatic Centre

Case Study 3, Illawarra Region, Australia

Sponsorship of the Youth Orchestra Extended into 19th Year

Case Study 4, New Zealand

New Zealand Dives into Beach Clean Up