SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
At Beach, we’re committed to playing an active role in the communities where we operate, and collectively contributing to a more sustainable future.
As part of this commitment, we recognise the importance of supporting environmental initiatives and the health, safety and wellbeing of the people living in these areas. This includes investing in community-led projects that promote resilience, empowerment and positive change.
Last year, Beach collaborated with 80 organisations working to make a difference in these communities. Our contribution totalled $1.61m for various initiatives across Australia and New Zealand, some of which are listed below.
Community groups or organisations looking to partner with Beach through its community investment program can find further information in the guidelines below.
FY20 Community Investment Highlights
Greening Australia has been restoring and conserving Australia’s unique landscapes at scale for over 37 years.
It is focused on tackling Australia’s greatest environmental challenges including saving the Great Barrier Reef, tackling climate change, reversing the decline of our threatened species, supporting Traditional Owners aspirations for restoring country, creating sustainable cities for people and wildlife, and supporting regenerative agriculture and forestry systems.
Beach recognises the important work of Greening Australia and is proud to support its development of a long-term strategic program to restore bushfire impacted landscapes by building and securing native seed and plant supply.
Beach is a long-standing, major supporter of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which provides a critical emergency health response service to thousands of Australians each year, including the remote Cooper Basin area where Beach operates.
The RFDS is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency services to people in regional and remote communities over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
Beach’s long-established partnership with the South Australian Museum has helped to deliver a range of STEM based programs and learning experiences for school children.
The partnership complements the Museum’s goal of inspiring in all people a wonder and curiosity about life on Earth.
The latest initiative supported by Beach includes the purchase of new equipment and set-up of a virtual classroom to enable the digital delivery of educational programs to anyone, anywhere. This is especially important with the recent shift to online education and activities.
The Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club in Victoria has been keeping the community safe in the Corangamite Shire area for more than 50 years.
The Club provides surf lifesaving patrols for beachgoers and teaches children surf awareness and beach safety through its Nipper program, as well as managing a coastal rescue service along a 60 kilometre stretch of the Shipwreck Coast.
Beach appreciates the important role that the club plays in the community by supporting the club’s Nipper and leadership programs and the purchase of crucial emergency services equipment.
The Rotokare Scenic Reserve is a community-led pest-free sanctuary in New Zealand’s Taranaki region with lowland forest areas, wetlands and a natural lake.
The reserve balances the preservation of local ecosystems with public recreational use.
It focuses on revegetation, the reintroduction of native species such as the kiwi along with endangered species lost from the region, and hands-on environmental education programs for school children.
Beach’s support of the reserve will help to boost educational capacity with a new bush classroom and learning stations.
Further information about Beach’s community investment program can be found in our Sustainability Report.Read the latest report