We are also committed to investing and allocating resources to aid development and improve quality of life of in the communities in which we live and work.
Aurecon and its people embrace the philosophy of giving back to the community by encouraging proactive involvement in the company’s multiple corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
We understand that no two communities have the same needs, so our CSR programmes encompass very different aims, ranging from empowering young learners to be successful, active citizens, through to financial assistance for food and shelter.
Our profession enables our people to contribute in the most practical and effective ways by providing input into community development and infrastructure in needy areas around the globe.
Part of Aurecon’s strategic focus is the investment and allocation of resources to develop and improve the quality of life for various communities. This focus is embodied by the ‘Aurecon Cares’ programme in South Africa as well as projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, China and the Middle East.
Many of our employees are also giving back’ on a personal level in their local communities, which is something we encourage and support as an organisation.
Bringing engineering to schools
Aurecon runs an annual school bridge building competitions involving year 8 and 9 students across Australia and New Zealand to raise awareness of the engineering profession among students.
Motivating young cyclists
Our involvement with Songo.Info has involved both financial support of this charity as well as the mentoring of young riders on road cycling skills, etiquette, nutrition and assistance with planning their future in road cycling.
Supporting the indigenous
Constructing a new Ranger Station for the local Bana Yarralji indigenous community at Shipton's Flat in the
Queensland Daintree region. Through a combination of voluntary and Aurecon-supported planning assistance, design and management, Aurecon together with Engineers Without Borders and Centre for Appropriate Technology has helped bring the Bana Yarrilji’s vision to life.
This project was awarded the 2012 Queensland Reconciliations Award for the Partnership category.
Aurecon is a corporate partner with Engineers without Borders (Australian chapter).
Helping out at a hospice
Setting aside time to spend precious moments with the terminally ill at a hospice. Aurecon donated food parcels to the many patients who were grateful for assistance.
Passport to work
Equipping long-term unemployed job seekers for employment through the Passport to Work programme. The programme relies on large corporates such as Aurecon to recreate interview situations. Selected candidates work with dedicated Aurecon mentors for up to 13 weeks in order to ensure they are interview-ready when applying for jobs.
Supporting an underprivileged soccer team
Donating branded T-shirts and hats to an underprivileged u/14 soccer team. Proud of their new ‘uniform’, the Aurecon outfits were sported by the team on a trip to South America.
Lending a hand to a children’s home
Visiting a rural shelter for 77 disabled and HIV Positive children. Aurecon’s contribution included a donation of groceries worth R5 000, toys, clothes and a monetary contribution towards the children’s daily needs.
Property Industry Foundation
Aurecon is a National Gold Sponsor of the Property Industry Foundation and is a participant of its Rebuild-a-Young-Life programme in which Aurecon has signed up as a work experience employer that engages a disadvantaged young person on a permanent basis.
Mentoring our future humanitarian engineers
Mentoring first year university students as they undertake a humanitarian design project as part of the Engineers Without Borders (Australians Chapter) Challenge.
Hosting a fun-filled sports day for children from a disadvantaged community. The children were treated to fun and games, organised by Aurecon staff.
Worlds of Work
In partnership with Foundation for Young Australians, high school students are invited to Aurecon for a workshop (which includes a Q&A session with Aurecon employees, and team building activities) to learn about the working world.
The Worlds of Work is a national scheme that aims to build the skills and beliefs necessary to help young people make successful transitions into life beyond school. The initiative runs across several Aurecon offices in Australia.
Habitat for Humanity: Christchurch
Aurecon staff volunteered their time and expertise to assist a Habitat for Humanity initiative to repair a home that was badly damaged by the 2010-2011 earthquakes in Christchurch.
Giving to charities
Donating money to charities and disaster relief appeals, such as the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal in Queensland.