Communities & Relationships
Community contribution by charitable cause
AGL contributes to a broad range of causes and works collaboratively with the communities around our assets to determine investment priorities. One of the reasons for the increase in contributions under the education and young people category is because The Smith Family is the default recipient of any unallocated Employee Giving vouchers. The reduction in contributions to social welfare is due to the closing of the partnership with St Vincent de Paul.
Data includes the AGL matched component only of donations raised through Employee Giving and fundraising events, not the donations given by employees. Matched amounts are included in the year in which the employee donations were made (even though the matched payment may have been made after the close of the financial year).
AGL utilises the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) framework. This framework is a recognised measurement standard that any company can apply to measure and manage their community investment.
AGL has renewed our LBG membership for FY20 and we aim to integrate the LBG framework to improve our community investment strategy.
From FY18, the LBG model included a classification called 'Emergency relief'. Donations under this category were not measured prior to FY18.
Contributions identified as 'Other' relate to the value of volunteering time taken by employees. Volunteering is undertaken for a range of causes, however the causes are not captured in our data systems.
Values may not sum due to rounding.
The amount includes the full cost of AGL delivering the Powering Our Community Fund for FY19, however not all solar panels were fully commissioned by 30 June 2019.