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    Staff engagement & volunteering

    Why it is important:

    At Scentre Group, we are committed to our people spending two work days each year supporting our community. Our people are generous in their support, be it through donations, volunteering or in-kind support. Their goodwill is helping us to enrich our local communities and leave a positive legacy.

    Our engagement with stakeholders:

    Scentre Group supports employees to use their paid volunteering leave to contribute to the community and work in partnership with our charity partners. In 2016 we surveyed our employees to find out how they feel about our Workplace Giving Program. They told us they wanted to be able to donate to the charities that they are passionate about. Scentre Group’s Workplace Giving Program now facilitates employees to donate to their charity of choice and the company matches any employee donation dollar-for-dollar.

    Our management approach:

    Objective: Maintain and grow meaningful engagement with the communities in which our centres operate.

    Management: Our community team maintains relationships with our national charity partners and manages employee volunteering days to support charities. The community team also promotes and monitors employee salary sacrifice contributions to their charities of choice. Our centre teams maintain relationships with local community groups and engage with them to help our employees volunteer within their direct community.

    Measurement: We measure our performance through the number of volunteering days used by employees and the dollar value of salary sacrifice contributions from employees to their charities of choice.

     Our 2016 results:
    • Continued dollar matching salary sacrifice scheme
    Our future programs and initiatives:
    • Continue to provide employees with salary sacrifice benefits
    • Match dollar-for-dollar employee salary sacrifice contributions
    • Provide support for employee programs, events and volunteering to deliver meaningful community outcomes