Through its businesses, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) has been an activate participant in the communities in which we operate for more than 100 years.
In 2014/15 (WesCEF) contributed $430,000 through direct financial support and the donation of goods, the majority of this funding was dedicated to sponsorships within the local community. Sponsorship request priorities include: youth education, training and wellbeing; community health and wellbeing; Aboriginal communities; environmental sustainability; and agricultural sustainability.
To complement our ad hoc sponsorship agreements in the local community, WesCEF has a strong, long-term partnership in place with the Clontarf Foundation, in particular the Gilmore Clontarf Academy, a foundation which exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.
We also support our employees in their support of community fundraising events such as the Chevron City to Surf for Activ, Movember in support of men’s health, and Wear Purple to Work Day to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA.
WesCEF values cooperation and contribution, and demonstrates this through its active involvement in a number of industry bodies in Western Australia and Victoria.
Sharing knowledge with peers as an opportunity to collectively improve the health, safety and environmental performance of industry is achieved through WesCEF’s involvement with the Kwinana Industries Council. As a sign of WesCEF’s commitment to this, our personnel currently chair three of the four Kwinana Industries Council committees.
WesCEF's businesses have an ongoing commitment to keeping the community informed of our activities at our sites, and as a result conduct site tours for a range of stakeholders, maintain relevant and current websites, post information on the Kwinana Industries Council’s Community Information Service and distribute media statements, as appropriate. WesCEF's businesses also regularly participate in the Kwinana Community and Industries Forum.