Bunnings Australia and NZ community support
Bunnings is committed to supporting the communities in which it operate by contributing to local, regional and national causes, charities and organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand.
During the year Bunnings stores helped raise and contribute more than $43 million through over 76,000 community activities. A wide variety of national and local community organisations were supported through a number of activities including fundraising sausage sizzles, hands-on projects, local fundraising initiatives and product contributions.
This included more than 24,000 activities in rural and regional communities, helping to raise and contribute over $11 million for local causes and community groups. More than 3,800 sustainability related activities were conducted, including more than 2,500 school visits and projects as part of Bunnings decade long Schools Sustainability Program.
Bunnings continued to support emergency services throughout the year with all stores raising funds for local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ and New Zealand Volunteer Fundraiser BBQ on Saturday 28 January 2017.
Team members continued to work closely with local branches from major not-for-profit organisations including The Salvation Army, Rotary, Lions Australia, Men’s Shed, Scouts, RSL, and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association, as well as thousands of local community groups across Australia and New Zealand.