Sedgman supports sustainable development that provides positive long-term outcomes for the regions in which we operate. Our culture of community involvement is supported and led by our executive team. We identify priority areas in neighbouring communities and contribute to the development of a vibrant, liveable and sustainable community for the future.
Our Community Investment Program has two key initiatives: our Community Support Program and our Benevolent Fund for charitable activities.
Our Community Support Program provides sponsorship with a focus on supporting Education, Sports and Local Communities. We sponsor a range of community initiatives including:
Major Sponsor of the Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service (CQ Rescue) to enable them to continue providing an emergency aero-medical service covering the Bowen Basin from Collinsville to Clermont. The area serviced by CQ Rescue is greater than four times the size of Tasmania.
Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)
Silver Sponsorship of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) – a partnership between the Queensland Government, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), and training and academic providers. Our sponsorship helps QMEA to continue delivering programs to assist young people to start highly rewarding and long term careers in the resources sector.
Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union Club
Major sponsor of the Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union Club, located near Sedgman's head office in Brisbane, Queensland. Our sponsorship enables the club to run a senior competition with over 250 players, and a junior competion with over 300 players, as well as coach women's, colts and premier teams. The club is committed to developing its younger players to represent both state and country and has produced 17 Wallabies and over 60 Queensland Reds players.
Women in Engineering (WIE)
Major Sponsor of Engineers Australia's Women in Engineering (WIE), Qld division, to help them execute key initiatives to ensure engineering becomes an inclusive profession which values, supports and celebrates the contributions of women in the engineering team.
Collinsville Connect Telecentre
Sponsorship of Collinsville Connect Telecentre to enable it to continue providing services to the Bowen Basin mining industry in Queensland, in inducting and training mine workers to undertake their work onsite, and services to the community e.g. access to computers for senior citizens and vacation care for school aged children.
Mackay Road Accident Action Group (RAAG)
Sponsorship of Mackay Road Accident Action Group (RAAG) to enable them to continue undertaking programs and initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of road crashes in the Bowen Basin area in Queensland, Australia.
Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Supporting sponsor of the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, to enable them to undertake their 2012 International Tour, which is held only every 4 years. This year they will visit Europe, as well as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur for the first time.
Mining Family Matters
Sponsorship of Mining Family Matters online mining community support facility, providing practical, professional information, services and support to families in the mining and resources sector in Australia.
Through our Benevolent Fund for charitable activities, we support a variety of charities globally including:
The Leukaemia Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation, Queensland, Australia
The Children’s Sanctuary in Cambodia
Esuela Pirque charity, Chile, South America
Yearn to Learn Orphanage, Beijing, China.
Benga School Project Profile
We re-built a school in Mozambique for 700 local children
Sedgman staff initiated a program with support from the leadership team and staff globally to renovate the Benga Primary School situated in the village next to our Benga CHPP project in Tete, Mozambique. On their first visit to the school, our team found more than 700 pupils housed in two dilapidated buildings. Children sat on the floor for classes with no electricity or running water, holes in the walls substituting for windows, blackboards white with wear and a rocky field which doubled as a playground and sporting oval
An internal fundraising program saw money pour in from Sedgman staff globally, which added to the generous funding provided by the company. We garnered the support of contractors at our Benga CHPP as well as local companies, bringing the community together in obtaining donations of significant materials and supplies, raising funds and committing hundreds of man-hours to re-build the entire school including two class-room buildings, a library and an administrative building. All rooms were freshly painted and fitted with desks and computers. Stationery supplies have been donated, the soccer field graded and a basketball court installed. The project is ongoing, and is testament to the community spirit that is embraced within Sedgman.