This year, Civmec employees again took part in a Business Clean Up in support of Clean Up Australia, cleaning up around the local area and helping to make a difference to our beautiful environment. 

The mental health and wellbeing of our people is important to Civmec and has been a particular focus for us in 2020. This year, we again supported R U OK? day, a national day of action where Australians are reminded to ask each other, "Are you OK?". By encouraging our employees to reach out and check in on one another, we hope to drive continued discussion around mental health, reducing the stigma and empowering our people to seek additional support when it's needed.

Friday 7 August saw Civmec staff wear their jeans to work for the day, supporting Jeans for Genes and raising important funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute. 

Civmec had seven teams participate in the Vinnie's Drive-In, Sleep-In during October, which challenged families, friends and workmates to spend a night and experience what it is like to sleep in a car. The initiative helps raise awareness and funds to support people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The participants raised an impressive $9,870 towards the cause.

Our staff wore their jeans to work for a day, raising funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, working to find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases. 

Participating in National Tree Day, Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event, we planted trees at both our Henderson and Newcastle facilities.

Our CEO Pat Tallon braved the cold once again this year, participating in the Vinnie's CEO Sleepout to raise much-needed funds for those around the nation who find themselves without a home. Setting an ambitious fundraising target of $25,000, actual funds raised were more than $26,000, placing Pat in the top five fundraisers in Western Australia. According to St Vincent de Paul, the money raised is equivalent to providing 82 individual support programs, 217 beds and 868 meals. 

Raising funds to support the Cancer Council’s mission to work with the community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer, we hosted events during the year, including Pink Ribbon Day and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Civmec participated in the 2019 Euroz Big Walk for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation on Sunday March 17. The Euroz Big Walk is a chance for the community to come together, have fun and raise money for sick kids in hospital. Civmec was proud to support the event, with a St Patricks Day lucky dip for the kids to enjoy as they undertook the 6km adventure walk across the Matagarup Bridge and along the banks of the Swan River. Thank you to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation for organising a fantastic event, with proceeds going to help fund the care and treatment of patients at PCH.

Employees at our Henderson and Newcastle facilities, and across our projects, participated in Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday February 26, cleaning up their local area and contributing to a cleaner environment.

Clean Up Australia Day is Australia’s largest community-based environment event, empowering communities, businesses and schools to remove rubbish and clean up our beautiful country.

Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. To support those in our community who need our help, Civmec made a special Christmas donation to the Vinnie's Christmas Appeal and the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services (WA) in December.

Civmec participated in the 2018 Vinnie’s Drive-In, Sleep-In during October. The Drive-In, Sleep-In helps raise awareness and funds to support people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. A number of Civmec employees and their families participated in the event, braving the wet conditions and sleeping in their cars for the night, with an impressive $12,495 raised for the cause.

Hosting a morning tea fundraiser across the company, we presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Cancer Council in support of their mission to work with the community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer.

Our ongoing support of Variety Club has seen us participate in their Christmas appeals and Variety Heart Scholarships program, designed to help special needs children with unique talent to reach their full potential in their chosen field of sport, the arts or education.

Participating in Chevron’s City to Surf, our people took to the streets of Perth, walking and running to raise funds for Activ, supporting people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In June 2018, our CEO Pat Tallon braved the cold to help the homeless, raising over $16,000 as part of the Vinnie's CEO Sleepout, providing much-needed funds for those around the nation who find themselves homeless. According to St Vincent de Paul, the $16,000 raised is equivalent to providing 52 individual support programs, 138 beds and 553 meals.

Our commitment to building positive, sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and their communities includes our participation in National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and our ongoing relationship with the Wirrpanda Foundation, offering free training for Aboriginal job seekers.

Committed to engaging with the local Newcastle community, partnerships initiated include sponsorship of the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club and working with the Hunter Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), supplying a new shipping container at the finish line of the Awaba Mountain Bike Park as a storage facility for biking and emergency equipment for the HMBA.