We voluntarily contribute our time and our financial support to the communities in which we work
Engagement with the communities in which we operate promotes our business and enhances people skills and engagement.
There are no risks, this is just part of who we are and what we do.
Supporting drivers of profitable growth
What we do
The Group has a long tradition of contributing to a number of charitable organisations. Our associates invest their time and talents at a range of charities, which include support for the homeless, hunger, veteran support and provision of care for sufferers of cancer and other illnesses.
The skilled labour gap is a challenge for many of our customers. Reflecting this, in 2017/18, our US business committed to a three-year partnership with a skilled trade organisation known as SkillsUSA. This organisation is comprised of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the development of a skilled workforce. The $300,000 commitment will fund conferences and competitions to develop and test technical skills, and educational programmes to introduce the trades to students.
We will also continue to seek opportunities to support apprenticeship programmes and attract talent to the field. Another example of our commitment to the skilled trades includes product donations for the development of “skills labs” at regional technical training centres, which ensures that students receive the hands-on training that they need.