Communities. Industries. Organisations. At Veolia, we are firmly committed to supporting the communities in which we work and live, forming partnerships that enable us to fulfil our own demands and the community’s demands for more sustainable solutions.
Part of our commitment is to ensure we provide knowledge and resources to the community to support their active participation in sustainable, community focused programs because we cannot, without their support, bring about change in our industry and the wider community.
Supporting the Communities Where we Operate
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust manages and distributes funds to not-for-profit community groups and organisations on behalf of Veolia, owner and operator of the Woodlawn Eco-Precinct, for the benefit of the former Mulwaree Shire Council area as well as its immediate surrounds. Veolia’s Woodlawn Eco-Precinct
, previously a copper, lead and zinc open cut mine, is now used as an in-situ Bioreactor, with the surrounding 6000 hectares utilised for aquaculture, horticulture, wind farming and other renewable technologies.
In partnership with the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, we are able to give back to the communities within which Woodlawn operates. In November, the trust, together with the Huskisson RSL Club and St Georges Basin Country Club, donated $10,000 towards the purchase of a client transport vehicle for the St Georges Basin Health and Community Transport Service.
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust, in collaboration with Goulburn Rotary and Goulburn Mulwaree Council also donated funds for the installation of an outdoor gym, complete with 13 fitness stations; opening this facility during the Health and Happiness Expo in late October.
Since 2005, the Veolia Mulwaree Trust has distributed more than $4 million into community projects.
Veolia's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Veolia’s vision for reconciliation is to walk alongside and work together in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to offer leadership, enhance respect and understanding, and create sustainable opportunities in the communities in which we live and operate.
At Veolia, we believe in the importance of respecting and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and providing a work environment that is culturally safe, sensitive and supportive to all employees.
Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
we will endeavour to:
- Respect and build trust in the company’s relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders at local level, where Veolia operates;
- Promote employment, education and training opportunities for indigenous Australians;
- Encourage the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned business enterprises in the Veolia procurement process.
Our first RAP was implemented on 27 May 2014 and provides a formal commitment by our company and by all of our employees to extend opportunities to indigenous Australians. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Diversity Within the Supply Chain
Supply Nation is Australia’s leading business-to-business membership body dedicated to growing diversity within the supply chain. They aim to connect members, including Australian government organisations and corporates with Indigenous business suppliers. Veolia has recently become a member of Supply Nation, as we are always seeking to encourage competition within our supply chain and support local communities, whilst helping our clients to reach their supplier diversity goals.