Austube Mills donates $5,500 to charity

Saturday 24 May 2014
compassion australia ceo tim hanna with ian harrison 0

In a generous gesture of support, award winners from the Austube Mills Core Value Awards on 30 April 2014 will donate a combined amount of $5,500 to 11 national charities.

From the three Austube Mills manufacturing sites in Newcastle, NSW, Somerton, Victoria, and Acacia Ridge, Queensland, 11 winners will each donate $500 to recognise and acknowledge the tremendous work their selected charities do to help those less fortunate than others in their local communities, nationally and internationally.

We host our internal Core Value Awards event annually to recognise and reward employees who perform exceptional work to uphold its two business core values of Safety and Customer.

Austube Mills General Manager, Richard Clement, says Austube Mills has been giving winners the opportunity to donate to charities since the event’s inception seven years ago.

“Austube Mills takes our role as a national company seriously and where possible, we want to give something back to the communities in which we operate,” says Mr Clement.

“Each day within our Core Values of Safety and Customer, our employees exemplify this business commitment, and each year we come together at the Core Value Awards to celebrate their achievements.

“Our deserved winners are always more than happy to support the business’ decision to make these financial contributions, because even at a time when the manufacturing industry has its own challenges, we still believe its important to honour our outward-facing social responsibility.

“I personally thank our employees for making these kind gestures and believe that the $500 for each charity will go a long way to assisting those in need.”

Winner of the Core Value Awards’ prestigious Wayne Parsons Award Austube Mills Senior Reporting and Analysis Manager, Ian Harrison (pictured right with Compassion Australia CEO Tim Hanna [left]), says he is proud to work for a company that upholds its social responsibility.

“I’ve donated my $500 to Compassion Australia. My family supports children through this charity and we have seen the positive affect this charity has on helping release children from the poverty cycle, so I know this donation will be put to good use."

The 11 winners and their selected charities are:

  • Ian Harrison (Wayne Parsons Award) and Compassion Australia [Newcastle]
  • David Gomez (Safety Leader of the Year Award) and Ronald McDonald House [Newcastle]
  • Alex Noller (Safety Front Line Leader of the Year Award) and MS Australia [Newcastle]
  • Daniel Hodges (Customer Focused Employee of the Year Award) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) [Newcastle]
  • Tim Swarzes (Contractor Safety Award) and Trans-Help Foundation [Newcastle]
  • Geoff Armstrong (representative for the Customer Focused Initiative of the Year Award) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation [Newcastle]
  • Lee Fellows (representative for the Best Work Team or Department of the Year Award) and the Cancer Council Queensland [Acacia Ridge]
  • John-Paul Cribb (representative for the Best Workplace Environmental Initiative of the Year Award) and The
  • Alannah and Madeline Foundation [Somerton]
  • Craig Mayne (representative for the Quality Initiative of the Year Award) and Beyond Blue [Somerton]
  • Matthew Osbourne (representative for the Best Workplace Safety Initiative of the Year Award) and the Peter
  • MacCallum Cancer Foundation [Somerton].

Read the media release here.