Supporting our communities

 

Our corporate citizenship program, Energy for Life, seeks to make a genuine contribution to the wider community.

We look at more than our financial performance when we measure our achievements. Our Energy for Life program is just one way we’re working towards making a genuine contribution to the Australian community.

We try to work in ways that give lasting benefits to the communities that we operate in. Our aim is to create positive social, environmental and economic outcomes as our business grows. 

 

Helping causes we're passionate about

Established in 2003, Energy for Life gives our employees the opportunity to get behind the causes they are passionate about, through employee giving, volunteering and fundraising.

AGL aspires to make a genuine difference to the causes we are dedicated to, through our partnerships with community organisations.

AGL’s Powering our Community Solar Fund enables our employees to nominate local community groups to receive an AGL-donated and installed solar system. By directing funds to this initiative, our aim is to maximise local community engagement and encourage employee support for local community organisations.

Employee giving and volunteering

Employee volunteering 

To encourage community volunteering, we give our employees one paid workday a year to donate their time and skills to a community group or cause of their choice.

AGL also provides two weeks of paid leave for Defence Reserve Service each year for Deference Reserve volunteers and one week of paid leave for emergency service volunteers.

Volunteering not only delivers genuine social outcomes for the communities our people belong to, it also helps improve team engagement and fosters teamwork and leadership skills.

Since 2017, AGL employees have volunteered 18,300 hours for a diverse range of community groups and causes.

Employee giving and fundraising

Donations from fundraising events have increased during FY20, with over 165 fundraising pages created on AGL's fundraising platform, Power to Give. There was also an increase in both the funds donated through, and employees participating in, AGL’s Employee Giving program. The funds donated through Employee Giving include employee donations as well as AGL matching, with AGL matching employee donations up to a total of $200,000 per year until April 2018.

What’s more, Energy for Life continues to match all payroll donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 per employee per year, doubling our employee's donations!

For more information about our Employee Giving, visit the 2021 Data Centre.