AGL’s ‘Powering our Community’ is all about encouraging our people to get to know and support their local community.
As one of Australia’s oldest companies, an essential service provider and large ASX listed employer, we are strong believers in giving back and supporting the community.
"Our strong sense of community spirit is important to our people and being part of a local community helps us understand our customers better."
$1 installed rooftop solar panels initiative
In a show of our community support, we asked our people to nominate local community groups for rooftop solar panels and installation, for a one-off cost of $1 to the community group. We encouraged applications for community groups that embodied AGL’s value of ‘inclusive of all’ and focus on social and economic inclusion.
Our people had three months to apply on behalf of their chosen community group and after that three-month period, at the end of September, we had 20 nominations. All applications were given to our solar team to ascertain whether the applications met the technical criteria for the solar panels.
After this phase of the project, a judging panel was created, made up of people from all parts of AGL to decide which of the community groups best displayed AGL’s value of ‘inclusive of all’ in their application.
The judging panel came up with 14 community groups across New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland who are set to receive the solar panel offer (pending an on-site solar inspection).