Building even stronger local community partnerships
Supporting the communities in which stores operate and team members live is an important part of the Officeworks operating model. To ensure that Officeworks maximises the positive impact in those communities, Officeworks focuses on partnerships centred on education and the environment. During the year, Officeworks contributed a total of $3,677,929, through initiatives such as local store donations, product donations, volunteering and customer contributions across three appeals.
Community involvement highlights for the year included the Back to School Appeal, where Officeworks customers donated $461,764 towards The Smith Family, resulting in more than 800 students being supported through Learning for Life sponsorships.
Officeworks continued to support The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation with customers raising $250,000 during the Wall of Hands appeal in September. To support local community groups, Officeworks launched a ‘Round Up to Make a Difference’, which raised $225,955 through customer donations, supporting over 160 community groups.
Officeworks will continue to place a high priority on making a positive contribution to the communities in which stores operate and team members live with a specific focus on education and the environment.