Employees from Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) will be out in their local communities this week as part of the company’s annual Global Volunteering Week (GVW), running from 13-17 May.
This is the fifth year that teams from every function and region of the company will take coordinated action, using allocated volunteering leave to lend a helping hand to charities and not-for-profit organisations with activities such as planting trees, packing food hampers, working with members of the community with disabilities and cooking meals.
“Global Volunteering Week provides a great opportunity for employees in every region and function to come together and undertake valuable work in our local communities,” said global corporate affairs director, Carolyn Coon.
“Our Global Volunteering Week has become a key date on the annual calendar at Treasury Wine Estates. The goodwill it generates has a positive impact on both our partner organisations and our teams.
“We recognise the important role we can play in giving back to the community and we’re excited to continue to make an impact as we enter our fifth year of this initiative.”
GVW forms a central pillar of TWE’s Corporate Responsibility program, aiming to ensure the company is a positive force within the communities in which it operates.
Since TWE’s Global Volunteering Week started in 2015, TWE has partnered with more than 100 charitable organisations. Organisations working with TWE in 2019 for volunteering activities include:
Australia and New Zealand | Backpacks for SA Kids, Bedford Industries, Birthing Kits Australia, FareShare, Foodbank, Salvation Army, Collingwood’s Children’s Farm, St Kilda Mums, Westgate Park
The Americas | Canyon Oaks School Garden, Napa Food Bank, Napa River Clean Up, Project Open Hand, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Lillian Larson Community Garden
Europe | Forty Hall Community Vineyard, The Vineyard Community Centre, Thames 21
Asia | Beach Clean-Up, Trees for Life, Singapore Children’s Society, Second Harvest.