Our people news
04 May 2022
Essential Energy employees give back to their community in many ways – as volunteers, as blood donors and with regular charity donations. The Essential Giving Program has been in place since 2014 and has recently hit a million-dollar milestone, raising more than $1m for charity partners.
Program partners have advised us that these types of donations are even more important than ever as the impacts COVID-19 reduced their ability to fundraise in other ways.
The charity partners were selected by employees at the commencement of the program with others since added through an employee-led nomination process.
The program allows employees to donate to one of nine charities of their choice from their pre-tax salary, with Essential Energy doubling the impact by matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar.
Hear from some of our partners in this short video
The charities represent a range of organisations which support and make a difference in their communities. Through the employee-led EGP Committee, the charities are also able to share updates on how the donations funds are assisting communities throughout the Essential Energy footprint.