We want to be a welcome presence in the communities that host our operations and make a lasting and positive contribution. Our community investment is focused on the themes of education, particularly STEM education, health and the environment.
Each year we support hundreds of initiatives in the countries where we operate around the world.
We are the founding partner of the Academy’s Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance (STELR) project. Since 2009 we have worked with the Academy to bring STELR materials into science classrooms in communities in which we operate across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
We have partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation since 2011, which has included providing funding to the Reef Blitz program and the development of a three-year partnership commencing in 2018 for a Reef Innovation Fund.
We have proudly supported The Smith Family, Australia’s largest children’s education charity, through their flagship Learning for Life scholarship program in the Pilbara since 2014. We are also the founding partner of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life community in Gladstone, Queensland and are supporting a three-year project to digitise The Smith Family’s Let’s Count early numeracy program to extend their reach. We have also been able to offer this training to early childhood educators in the communities of our manufacturing sites in Limay, The Philippines and Gomia, India.
Other Major Multi-year Initiatives
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Hunter, NSW, Australia
Project Cure - partnering to strengthen healthcare systems globally, Denver, North America providing support in Dominican Republic, Ghana and Mexico
Funzeleo STEM Education, Zambia, Africa
Enhancement of Grace Campbell Reserve, Bayside Council, NSW, Australia
House of Learning and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia