Supporting the communities we source from
Our businesses are committed to supporting the communities in which they source their products.
The Kmart Australia Sourcing team continues to provide financial and volunteer support to the Half the Sky Foundation, including the annual Half the Sky gala benefit dinner. This foundation supports and cares for orphaned children in China.
Kmart continued its relationship with the Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) in India. SBT is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1988 to support street children in New Delhi and Mumbai by providing secure shelter, food, education, health support, skill development and job placement, as well as working to reunite these children with their families.
In Bangladesh, Kmart continued support for Room to Read, a not-for-profit organisation that runs programs aimed at improving literacy levels at primary school level and supporting girls to complete their secondary education.
Target is in its third year of a partnership with CARE to deliver The Safe Motherhood Program. The program supports women and their families in Gazipur by delivering vital pre- and post-natal education programs and by connecting them to lifesaving healthcare services.
The Target Bangladesh office provides product sample donations to the School of Hope in Dhaka. The School of Hope is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious educational institute providing primary school education, high school sponsorship and a school meal program to economically disadvantaged children within their community.
Coles assists small businesses through the $50 million Coles Nurture Fund. The Fund which was established in 2015, supports small to medium businesses in the food and grocery sector with the development of new market-leading products and technologies. So far the Nurture Fund has supported cutting edge projects, from the development of chickpea tofu and early-season blueberries, to the installation of cloud technology and automation equipment on farms across Australia.