The local communities we operate in are detailed under each of our specific projects, located under ‘Our Assets’.
Evolution has a Community Relations Policy and Community Principles that guide our behaviour when interacting with the community. We welcome feedback at any time about how we are performing against these standards and value any suggestions about how we can improve.
Each of our projects is set amongst vibrant rural communities with their own special qualities and character. Our partnering opportunities and community investments are therefore unique and tailored to the needs of the local community.
Evolution contributes to communities in several ways: local sponsorships, donations and partnerships; training, apprenticeship and scholarship programs; local employment and local procurement; emergency services where we are often first respondents to a local accident or incident; and royalties.
Highlights from some of our community initiatives are detailed in our Annual Community Report.
Community Investment Programs
Sustainable Community Development (Shared Value) Projects
We work with our stakeholders to identify opportunities to partner on projects that deliver long-term, sustainable outcomes for the community. These are legacy projects aimed at providing benefits that last beyond the life of the mine through local economic development, education and training, environmental outcomes or sustainable health outcomes.
In November 2014, we launched our first Shared Value Project, a partnership with Gudjuda Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation in Home Hill, near our Mt Carlton site, to help them establish a native plant nursery and market garden. Read more about our partnership with Gudjuda.
The partnership has been progressing well and the Project has already created new Indigenous jobs, provided industry-related transferable skills for Indigenous people in the region and will generate much needed revenue for Gudjuda to grow their training arm.
Sponsorship and Donations
Our Sponsorship and Donation program is one of the ways we support organisations and initiatives that benefit our local communities.
Evolution particularly encourages members of the community to submit applications that provide outcomes in the areas of economic development, youth, health, education and environment. In addition to applications for financial assistance, we encourage organisations to submit applications for in kind support, material donations or volunteer assistance.
In order to submit a sponsorship or donation application, please read the guideline document and return a completed application form to the Community Relations team at your nearest site.
For applicants near our Cowal site, sponsorship and donation requests come under the Cowal Partnering Program:
For all other sites, please use the following sponsorship and donation documents: