A history of support
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Anglo American has a proud history of supporting sustainable development initiatives within our local communities.
In Australia, we have a targeted social investment and donations policy that aims to improve health and education facilities and services in our areas of operation. Requests for funding support or sponsorships are assessed against criteria to ensure selected initiatives deliver best-value, foster community development and growth and fundamentally meet the needs of the local people in the communities we operate in.
Find out more about our Social Investment and Donations Program and download our Anglo American Social Investment and Donations Application Form.
Anglo American uses its world-leading socio-economic assessment toolbox (SEAT) to assess the needs of our local communities and identify meaningful ways we can sustainably work together to address those needs. SEAT is implemented at site every three years, comprises extensive research, targeted interviews with key stakeholders from local businesses, government and schools; and surveys with a broad sample of the wider community. Once complete, SEAT helps shape each mine’s community engagement plan, which includes annual community investment and sponsorship. Capcoal, Dawson, Moranbah North, Callide and Drayton have undertaken this assessment with their respective communities.
In Moranbah, we have established the Moranbah 2020 community investment programme which is a $20 million fund we use to deliver key community infrastructure projects over the next six years. So far this has included $1 million donation towards the upgrade of the Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre in Moranbah, upgrades to local infrastructure, assistance with special needs in schools, new housing infrastructure and an alliance with the RACQ rescue helicopter. Click here to view our Moranbah story so far.
Through our Moranbah North and Grasstree mines in QLD, we provide waste coal mine gas to two power stations owned and operated by Energy Developments Limited. The waste coal mine gas is extracted from the underground mining environment as part of our general mine safety practices, however instead of flaring and discarding this by-product of coal mining, we transport the gas to the power stations where it is converted to electricity. This process reduces our greenhouse gas emissions by about 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually, providing the same environmental benefits as planting 3.6 million trees or taking 580,000 cars off the road.
At Dawson we have donated $100,000 to Moura Child Care Inc towards the construction of a babies’ room at the long-term day care centre and have provided Central Queensland Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service with a $15,000 donation for the operating costs of their new Sikorsky 76 helicopter.
Our Drayton team in NSW donated 10 laptop computers to the Oncology Ward of Newcastle's John Hunter Children's Hospital to allow long-term chronically ill patients to continue their schoolwork. Donations of $10,000 have been made to Aberdeen Community Caring Inc to fund the construction of a new public outdoor gym area and to Aberdeen's DeenCity Youth Group to assist their fundraising efforts with the construction of the town's first skate park in the Hunter Valley.
We have an Indigenous Peoples Policy and a Reconciliation Action Plan which details our commitment to our indigenous community members.
Anglo American's corporate sponsorship program forms part of our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen and supporting the communities in which we operate.
Queensland Community Foundation
We're proud to be a foundation sponsor of the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF), a leading state and national trust fund providing an income stream to charities. QCF helps charities deliver sustainable services by promoting philanthropy, investing donated monies, distributing income earned and facilitating grants.
We have a longstanding partnership with Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation offering quality secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. The partnership aligns with our Reconciliation Action Plan, which outlines our commitment to creating an environment that supports diversity and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who interact with Anglo American operations. In 2015 Anglo American provided financial support for the Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship awarded to an Indigenous boy from Queensland who commenced his secondary education at a leading Brisbane boarding school in 2015.
Queensland Minerals and Energy Association (QMEA)
Anglo American is a foundation sponsor of the QMEA, an industry/education partnership offering a range of programs and experiences to broaden students’ knowledge of the mining sector. Through this partnership we’re proud to be providing education and training opportunities for young people in and around our areas of operation in Australia.
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