Veolia Transport has been an active supporter of community life in the regions in which it operates and throughout Western Australia through a range of partnerships and sponsorships.
Example: Making a Difference in WA
Veolia Transport has taken a lead role in the Making a Difference in WA program that aims to improve the lives and educational opportunities for Aboriginal boys between the ages of eight and 12.
Veolia Transport funds the Educational Assistance for Aboriginal Children component of the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service’s Five Families Program. Veolia Transport’s $200,000 commitment provides five young Aboriginal boys with extra tuition, additional teacher assistance, mentoring, intervention therapies, a homework tutor three times a week, holiday sport camps and support for parents.
Example: Happy Children Program
In association with the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Centre, Veolia Transport supports a program to develop literacy skills of at-risk children in Western Australia. The Kooda Kwob Koolaangka (Happy Children) will see a mobile library travel around the State to visit children from families who misuse alcohol and drugs. Veolia Transport contributed approximately $60,000 to establish a mobile library that aims to generate positive education outcomes for at-risk children.
Example: Radio Lollipop
Radio Lollipop is a volunteer-run charity that provides care, comfort, play and entertainment to children in Princess Margaret Hospital. Veolia Transport supports Radio Lollipop with an annual uniform free day for drivers. In 2009, our drivers raised $6,082 for Radio Lollipop. Driver Doug Berdin, from Veolia’s Fremantle depot, was the best dressed.
Example: Veolia Spirit Program
Through a new initiative, Veolia Transport employees can elect to make a regular donation to particular charities from their pre-tax pay and Veolia Transport matches the donation amount. The Veolia Spirit program increases the impact of employee donations and allows charities to plan activities around a regular income stream. The charities benefiting from the Veolia Spirit program were identified through an employee survey.
Nationally, Veolia Transport employees support: