Giving Back to Build Better Communities

 

Alainna McGuire from CHEP Australia enjoyed helping The Smith Family prepare Christmas gifts.

Alainna McGuire from CHEP Australia enjoyed helping The Smith Family prepare Christmas gifts.

During 2014, CHEP Australia staff gave more than 900 hours volunteering for charities and not-for-profit organisations in their local communities.

CHEP Australia is part of the Brambles Group, which has an employee volunteering policy that offers employees three days of paid leave per year to volunteer with community-based not-for-profit educational or environmental organisations.

According to the Brambles 2014 Sustainability Review, released this month, more than 1,000 employees volunteered a combined total of 11,461 hours across the group in FY14.

Employees volunteered for projects around the world, ranging from delivering school bags and stationery to children in rural South Africa, planting trees in the UK, to providing mentoring opportunities for at-risk children in Australia.

CHEP ANZ Sustainability Manager, Nicole Boyd said, “It’s a privilege for us to be able to work with charities like The Smith Family, Foodbank, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity and Youth off the Streets who do so much for our local communities.”

In addition to volunteering, CHEP Australia donated almost $1 million in cash and in kind to local charities in FY14.