MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: ExxonMobil Australia has donated $84,000 to community groups across the country as part of its annual Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP).
Through the initiative, all ExxonMobil employees in Australia have the opportunity to nominate the not-for-profit community groups with which they volunteer to receive a $1,000 grant.
This year, ExxonMobil Australia has awarded $84,000 across 84 different community groups in support of the efforts of employees, who each spend more than 20 hours per year actively volunteering.
Community organisations to benefit from the 2018 grants include local schools, kindergartens, fire brigades, sporting clubs, surf lifesaving clubs and cultural groups. The grants will help community groups to buy equipment, fund additional resources and enhance their programs.
ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen said that ongoing involvement in the local community remains a priority for the company.
“We are committed to being an active and engaged member of the communities near our operations,” Mr Owen said.
“Community involvement is a core part of our business and we are pleased to support our people in their efforts to enrich their local community.”
Over $1.83 million has been donated to community organisations across Australia since the VIP grants began in 2002 and in the past year, employees have volunteered for more than 5,000 hours.
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