Message from the Managing Director
Western Areas is committed to the sustainability of the communities and environments in which it operates.
The Board believes that a Company culture of accountability and transparency is critical to ensuring Western Areas' operations have minimal impact on the environment while maximising benefits for employees and the community.
Western Areas focus on sustainability is underpinned by five key principles:
- Sustainability is a core consideration of Western Area's daily business activities and operations;
- The key to Western Areas' success is the health, safety and professional development of its employees;
- Expertise, innovation and technology are important tools to ensure minimal environmental impact;
- The communities in which Western Areas operate are partners in the Company's development; and
- Continual review and improvement is critical to maintaining the highest standards in sustainable business practice.
Western Areas recognises and respects its role in ensuring the sustainability of its operational environment.
Communities in which Western Areas operates are partners in the Company's development.
- Sponsorship of DEC's Western Shield project;
- Seeking to establish a partnership with local shires to encourage site visits from local schools and support of other community development programs;
- Investigating further sponsorship opportunities and community partnership initiatives; and
- Western Areas is a proud supporter of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.
Starlight Foundation - The Great Adventure Challenge
Western Areas is a long-term supporter of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and recently entered two teams in the 2015 Great Adventure Challenge with all funds raised going to Starlight. Funds raised helps Starlight deliver vital in-hospital and community programs for sick kids, teens and their families.
Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, family and friends, WSA raised a total of $35,661.14 and won the Champion Fundraiser award! A big thank you to everyone who donated and supported our teams for this worthy cause.
The day and was a wonderful experience for the WSA team and band of volunteers and we’d like to thank Starlight and Maximum Adventure for organising such a fantastic event. We look forward to competing in the race again next year!