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In recent months, our Chevron Australia workforce, alongside their families and local communities, have been affected by the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we adjusted to new ways of living and working, our people sought a way to lend a hand to our communities’ most vulnerable members.

We came together and harnessed the power of Human Energy, collectively supporting three workforce-nominated organisations through a matched giving initiative.

Zonta House Refuge Association (Zonta House), The Smith Family and Activ Foundation received a total of more than $132,000 through the giving initiative, with workforce donations matched by Chevron Australia 2:1.

Chevron Australia Managing Director Al Williams said the initiative builds on Chevron Australia’s $2 million contribution to relief efforts across the State.

“We are committed to supporting our fellow Western Australians during this challenging time, particularly those who are already experiencing disadvantage or hardship.”

Al Williams

chevron Australia managing director

supporting women and families affected by domestic violence

Zonta House provides accommodation, outreach support and free education services to women who are currently experiencing or are at risk of experiencing family and domestic violence.

Demand for family and domestic violence services and support has significantly increased as a result of COVID-19 challenges. With a total donation of more than $60,000, our workforce have assisted Zonta House in meeting this strain on their vital resources and see the continued funding of their two 24-hour crisis centres.

Our workforce proudly supports Zonta House through volunteering activities led by our Women’s Employee Network, a powerful driver of inclusivity within our business which champions equal opportunity for all.

helping young Australians succeed at school

Learning poses significant challenges for the more than 1 million young Australians living in poverty, often with significant long-term impacts. The current health crisis and introduction of at-home learning has exacerbated these challenges, leaving many school children without access to essential resources or support.

The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program provides vital education, financial and mentoring support for children living in poverty across Australia.

Totalling more than $50,000, our Chevron Australia matched giving donation will sponsor the education of 54 Aboriginal girls in schools across WA, from pre-primary to Year 10, for 12 months.

our ongoing commitment to activ foundation

Together with our long-term partner the Activ Foundation, we recently made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Chevron City to Surf for Activ.

City to Surf is Activ Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, with donations raised directed to care and support services for WA families living with disability.

While we won’t be joining in the excitement of City to Surf this year, Team Chevron donations will be ongoing until the last Sunday in August – a date which has seen thousands of West Australians hit the pavement for more than 40 years.

Find out more about how we've contributed to the community during the COVID-19 crisis >