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Community contribution
Employee Giving
AGL employees can elect to make regular payroll contributions
to selected charity partners through the Employee Giving
initiative. AGL enables employees to double the impact of financial
contributions to these charitable organisations by matching each
employee contribution to a total maximum of $200,000 per year.
AGL’s 10 charity partners are the Australian Marine Wildlife Research
and Rescue Organisation, beyondblue, Cancer Council Australia,
CanTeen, CARE Australia, Habitat for Humanity Australia, Kids
Helpline, RSPCA, The Salvation Army and WWF-Australia. As of
1 July 2012, AGL also added new strategic community partners The
Smith Family, St Vincent de Paul, Burns Trust and the AGL Action
Rescue Helicopter to the employee giving program. This was an
additional step taken to integrate our strategic partnerships into
broader
Energy for Life
initiatives.
During FY2012, the average monthly participation rate in Employee
Giving was 6.39%, a slight decrease compared to the FY2011 rate
of 7.5%. Donations to AGL’s 10 charity partners through Employee
Giving totalled more than $105,909 in FY2012 (including employee
donations and AGL’s matched contribution), a slight decrease from
FY2011, when more than $119,000 was donated.
In addition to funds raised through payroll giving in FY2012, AGL
employees increased their participation in charity partner events,
raising $75,142 for events such as Movember, Australia’s Biggest
Morning Tea and Pink Ribbon Day. These funds raised by employees
are matched dollar for dollar by AGL and represented a 112%
increase in funds raised through events since FY2011, when around
$35,000 was raised.
This brings the total donations in FY2012 to AGL’s charity partners
through Employee Giving, events and matching to $182,000,
an increase of $30,000 when compared with last year’s total
of $152,000 .
In FY2012, AGL was a proud supporter and the third highest
corporate fundraiser in Australia for the CARE Walk in Her Shoes
Challenge, raising almost $15,400 to support women and children
in poverty.
Employee Fundraising Events
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Events fundraising
Note
Amounts include AGL matching donations.