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Sustainability Performance Report 2012 45
Community contribution
Employee Volunteering and Employee Giving
AGL provides support for employees to make a genuine
contribution to the community – by volunteering time
and/or by providing direct financial donations to causes
that reflect their interests.
Volunteering
AGL’s Employee Volunteering program gives all employees the
opportunity to take one day of paid volunteering leave each
year to support community causes and charitable organisations.
As well as delivering social outcomes for the community,
volunteering provides business benefits to AGL – by engaging
employees, promoting teamwork and building morale.
AGL provides the flexibility for employees to take volunteering
leave in a variety of ways including team projects, pursuing
individual interests, and participating in AGL-led initiatives.
In FY2012, volunteering activities were undertaken across
the jurisdictions in which AGL operates, ranging from providing
support to aged care facilities, conservation projects, assisting
crisis support facilities, rebuilding houses in Victoria affected
by bushfires and food preparation for the homeless.
AGL set a target of 25% participation rate (by headcount) for
Employee Volunteering in FY2012, and exceeded this target for
the third consecutive year, reaching a total of 27% of the workforce
recording a Volunteering leave day.
During FY2012, 564 employees contributed 4,182 hours of service
to community services and organisations. Compared to the 3,180
hours of volunteering leave recorded in FY2011, this represents an
increase of 31.5%. For FY2013, AGL has set a target to achieve 30%
of the workforce (by headcount) recording a volunteering leave day.
The 4,182 hours of volunteering leave taken in FY2012 has been
valued at more than $230,000.
Employee Volunteering
FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
Target
FY13
Participation rate
%
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
7.4
11.8
20
27
Employee Giving
FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
Participation rate
Funds donated
%
$
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
100,000
120,000
140,000
Legend
Participation rate
1
Target
Industry benchmark
2
Legend
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Participation rate
1
Target
Funds donated
2
Industry benchmark
3
Notes
1 Participation rates are determined by comparing the total number of employees
that recorded volunteering leave each financial year with the total number of
employees (by headcount) as at 30 June in the corresponding year.
2 Average participation rate by companies in the 2011 LBG Australia and NZ Energy
and Water Sector.
Notes
1 Average monthly participation.
2 Includes AGL matching.
3 Average participation rate by companies in the 2011 LBG Australia and
NZ Energy and Water Sector.
4 A specific target for participation rate was not set in FY09, FY11 and FY12.