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Giving back to the community

Marg Mitchell
06 June 2019
AGL's Executive Team volunteering at the Salvation Army’s Streelevel Mission in Sydney

Corporate values are meaningless unless the company walks the talk – and it’s important that senior leaders lead from the front.

Last week, AGL’s CEO Brett Redman led the executive leadership team in volunteering at the Salvation Army’s Streelevel Mission in Sydney. The mission is a community centre that provides programs and services to some of the poorest, most disadvantaged and marginalised people of Sydney – and raises money to fund those services.

The executive team worked in the Streetlevel Mission in different areas across the day, including preparing and serving breakfast and lunches, stocking shelves and packing groceries in the mission’s food market, sorting out donations for the op shop, and providing hot drinks through the mission’s coffee stand.

Volunteering is important to us

Volunteering – and giving back to the community more broadly – is an important value to AGL. It delivers positive social outcomes for the community. And it also benefits our employees through boosted morale – and, as teams often volunteer as a group – through better relationships and teamwork. AGL gives its people one day of paid volunteering leave each year via our ‘Power to Give’ platform, which connects them to volunteering opportunities from over 1,500 charities.

More ‘Power to Give’…

Our Power to Give program is an open workplace giving program, which in addition to connecting our people to volunteering opportunities, also offers our people the opportunity to give to over 400 charities directly from their pay.