Our Community

GDF SUEZ Australian Energy is committed to being a good corporate citizen in every region in which it operates. It sponsors a wide range of local activities and projects in the communities where its power stations are located. In Australia, GDF SUEZ Australian Energy is supporting national and local programs valued at about $1 million a year.

At a national level we have introduced a three-pillar approach based on social commitment, environmental and education initiatives.

We have committed to new and enhanced partnerships with food rescue charity FareShare and environmental awareness organisation Landcare, along with an education program supporting tertiary and secondary school initiatives.

FARESHARE

GDF SUEZ Australian Energy’s partnership with FareShare will help double the production of free nutritious meals for the needy, distributed to charities initially in Melbourne but quickly expanding
to the Latrobe Valley and eventually to other areas. Our employees also have the opportunity to volunteer their support for FareShare programs.

LANDCARE

Building on our long-term relationship with Landcare, this enhanced partnership will support the development of an Environmental Detectives program, in which Landcare staff and community
groups will mentor primary and secondary school students through outdoor, hands-on environmental
field work.

Beginning initially in South Gippsland, the program is expected to quickly expand to the Latrobe Valley and other asset locations in the near future.

EDUCATION

GDF SUEZ Australian Energy will establish a two-year graduate program from 2014, providing training for two engineering undergraduates. This program will be over and above existing asset-based graduate programs. In addition, assets offer additional workplace learning opportunities from time to time, including opportunities via the Australian Power Institute.

LOCAL COMMUNITY


At a local level, our assets in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia continue to support community initiatives across a broad range of areas including welfare, sport, education, environment and culture. Please click on the drop-down menu above to view examples of our commitment in each State.

If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities with GDF SUEZ Australian Energy, please click on the drop-down menu above to view our Sponsorship and Donations guidelines.