An important way in which AGL seeks to show its support for the local communities in which its operations are based is through providing financial support, sponsorship, and staff involvement in projects and events that are of particular importance to these communities. AGL appreciates that these activities can assist communities to thrive, and in supporting these measures AGL can demonstrate its commitment to these local communities and contribute towards their ongoing success.
A few specific initiatives that AGL has been proud to support over the course of FY2015 are:
- supporting the Centenary of ANZAC commemoration ceremony, and purchase of a portable PA system, for the Gloucester RSL sub branch;
- purchase of a computer package for adult learning for the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group;
- building the Gloucester outdoor fitness trail for the Rotary Club of Gloucester; and
- sponsoring the Christmas in Narellan function for the Narellan Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, we have conducted information sessions and provided advice to community members and customers, including explanations of energy bills, energy consumption and efficiency information sessions, and information on AGL’s Staying Connected hardship program and government incentives and rebates.
AGL has engaged Creating Communities Australia to undertake a social impacts and opportunities assessment for the Gloucester Gas Project. The objective of this engagement is to ensure that our community investment and consultation programs are appropriately designed and targeted prior to the final investment decision in 2016.
See AGL's FY2015 Sustainability Report to read more detail about how AGL demonstrates its commitment to the local communities in which it operates.