Yancoal is committed to making a genuine positive difference in the communities in which it operates, financially supporting projects and initiatives with the potential to make a lasting difference.
Yancoal COMMUNITY support program
Yancoal understands the value of making a financial contribution to support the future growth and sustainability of local and regional communities. Yancoal is proud to be investing into local and regional Australia, helping build stronger communities across the country.
Going beyond its established role as a key employer, Yancoal is committed to investing in its communities and partnering with community groups to achieve meaningful outcomes. Yancoal’s Community Support Program is specifically designed to invest in projects, programs and initiatives capable of making a difference to the lives of others.
Each year Yancoal allocates funds at both a site and corporate level to financially support community groups and programs operating across the areas of:
• Social and community;
• Environment; and
• Education and training.
In 2019, the Yancoal Community Support Program invested approximately $1.6 million into local initiatives across Australia, including activities to:
• Support critical research into the detection and prevention of cervical cancer;
• Aid in the rescue and rehabilitation of protected local wildlife;
• Sponsor key community events, groups and clubs;
• Refurbish community facilities; and
• Support disadvantaged community-support groups, which may otherwise struggle to achieve their funding requirements.
As Yancoal continues to grow, it will maintain and expand its responsibility of working co‑operatively with community stakeholders.
To ensure our sites are actively engaged and informed of issues and activities in their local communities: we coordinate and participate in community consultative committees; distribute local newsletters; foster close contact with local media organisations; arrange community days; and maintain site-specific websites that provide updated information.
EXAMPLES OF YANCOAL-SUPPORTED COMMUNITY INITIATIVES:
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS): A commitment of $1.5 million over three years to support the WRHS - Australia’s leading aeromedical and rescue service. The WRHS fleet of three “on duty” helicopters, each with critical care medical teams, has undertaken almost 1,500 missions across Northern New South Wales during 2019.
Queensland University of Technology’s Cancer and Ageing Research Program (CARP): CARP is a comprehensive research initiative working towards a universal cancer treatment that may also positively impact on ageing diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Clontarf Foundation: Support of $100,000 per annum for the Clontarf Foundation, to support indigenous youth education and employment pathway services throughout Australia.
Singleton Business Chamber: The Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) and Ashton Coal operations jointly funded the Singleton Business Chamber Excellence Awards. The awards recognise excellence in business leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, business growth and employment practices in the Singleton local government area.
Millfield Public School: This school near Cessnock has extended their community garden thanks to a donation from the Austar Coal Mine. The garden is used to teach the children the importance of fresh grown fruit and vegetables and promotes healthy eating. The extension to the garden has allowed students, their families and the local community to benefit from the learning experience, whilst also accessing freshly grown produce.
Sculptures in the Garden (Mudgee): Moolarben sponsored the Sculptures in the Garden Event, with revenue raised on the day being donated to Guide Dogs NSW. The sponsorship from Moolarben is used to acquire a public art sculpture, which is added to the sculpture walk collection in Mudgee’s Lawson Park for all to admire.
MacKenzie River Fish Stocking Association (MRFSA): The Yarrabee Coal Mine sponsored the MRFSA in their annual Saratoga Spectacular fishing competition. The event is a fundraiser with the proceeds used to purchase fingerlings that are later released back in to the river system.