Philanthropy and Community
As a long standing and highly ethical corporate citizen, Galvin Engineering is committed to contributing to the community.
Galvin Engineering supports initiatives that contribute to the community, and undertakes to donate to several worthy charities during the year. The Director’s preference is to support charities that are government approved, tax deductible, and are for the benefit of human beings, especially Australians.
In this regard, an Environmental / Community Committee has been formed of employees from different departments in the Company, and one of its roles is to promote philanthropic and community initiatives.
The main charities the Company currently donates to on an annual basis, include but are not limited to:
- Caritas Australia – Donation made in September quarter
- St Vincent De Paul – Donation made in December quarter
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – Donation made in December quarter (in conjunction with Movember)
- 2 employee chosen tax deductible government approved charities - Donations made in March quarter
- Breast Cancer Foundation of Western Australia – Donation made in June quarter (in conjunction with Purple Bra Day)
The Company is also proud to support the following community contributions:
- Blood Donations: We are a proud 'Club Red' corporate blood donor for The Australian Red Cross Blood Service. This involves employees and management donating blood quarterly as a corporate group.
- Company Organised Activities: Involvement in activities such as Volunteer Task Force, Movember, Purple Bra Day and Jeans for Genes.
- Charitable Leave: Any employees who wish to undertake charitable work for suitable charities or community groups, are to be encouraged in every way. This includes, where appropriate, the allowing of paid or unpaid time off work in order to do so. In this regard, the Company is prepared to match annual leave taken for approved charitable purposes on a one for one basis, up to a total of one extra week’s paid leave.
- Work Experience: We support school based work experience and welcomes students through programs such as In-Step.
- Disabled Work Programs: The employment of disabled or disadvantaged people is encouraged and will be supported as long as these initiatives are practical and safe.
- Sponsorship: We welcome the opportunity to sponsor employee involvement in activities that benefit the community and promote fun, unity, health and well-being.
- Skills: The employment of apprentices is undertaken partly as a community service. Training of our employees is also viewed as an opportunity to improve people’s quality of life and sense of achievement.
Ensuring compliance with this Policy it is the responsibility of the Corporate Services Manager, with full support from the Directors.