We engage our communities with respect and a core set of values, understanding that human rights, labour and fair operating practices, respect for the environment, community involvement and development and consumer issues are all drivers of our long-term growth and sustainability.
Our business units are active in their communities, implementing many sponsorships and corporate giving programmes. As a group we support sporting, community, cultural, educational, environmental and health organisations and initiatives.
In New Zealand
Fletcher Living has supported grass roots hockey and soccer (football) at both high school and representative level for the past two years. The GBC Winstone quarry at Otaki continues to encourage community use of the site through waka racing on the quarry lake and canoe polo in a purpose-built facility. Winstone Wallboards sponsors the Canterbury Crusaders rugby team and hosted a community day where over 160 children got to meet their rugby heroes. Our community support involves a range of initiatives, including PlaceMakers sponsorship of The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand for eight years, which has seen over $1.7 million raised for research and public education programmes.
Stramit has been a proud supporter of Surf Life Saving NSW for a decade. Stramit supports the work done by surf lifesavers all over Australia in addition to the annual country championships where 1,200 surf lifesavers compete in the competition that is a highlight on the annual surfing sports calendar. Another community initiative is in the area of men’s health with the Fair Dinkum Shed sponsorship of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, providing supportive spaces for men to talk and be part of a community.
And right around the world
Fletcher Building teams around the world have dedicated their time to cooking meals for the Ronald MacDonald House Charity in their cities. The proceeds from Easysteel's sculpture design competition auction will also go to Ronald McDonald House, which supports families throughout their children's’ medical journeys. In Canada, Formica North America continues to partner with Les Ateliers from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to help people with physical or mental disabilities to join the workforce.