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GHD in the Community

Our Corporate Social Responsibility program, GHD in the Community (GITC), is designed to have a positive social and environmental impact on the communities in which we operate. The program is driven by our people’s interests and is based on partnering with not-for-profit organisations. This includes the provision of pro-bono services and the support of a range of community-based organisations for fundraising, volunteering, workplace support and engagement. Our people proudly consider, formally apply and then nurture GITC partnerships, making this program one of deep interest and personal pride amongst our teams.

2013 support

  • At a local level across all our operations, GHD people are actively involved in supporting their local communities through education, conservation, mentoring, sporting and a number of other great programs including: Movember, Cancer Council initiatives, Habitat for Humanity, CANstruction, WaterAid, Royal Flying Doctors, Corporate Games, Sick Kids Foundation, Camp Oochigeas, Chesapeake Bay 10th Annual Project Clean Stream, and the Virlainie Foundation to name a few.
  • Assisting disadvantaged communities by providing pro-bono services is another way our people continue to make a difference. This year, we offered our professional services to assist with the aftermath of emergencies including floods and fires. And, we provided advice to various communities and not-for-profit organisations on matters ranging from infrastructure to risk assessments and strategic plans.
  • Our long-term support of MSABI, a safe water, sanitation and hygiene initiative in Tanzania founded by one of our engineers is changing lives. To date, MSABI has delivered 300 water points and 35 wastewater treatment systems, and is benefiting more than 68,000 disadvantaged rural Tanzanians. It has also reached more than 300,000 people through school and communication education activities. The program has grown into a respected non-governmental organisation and is now a replicable and cost-effective model for other communities.
  • Our involvement with Indigenous communities is growing. In New Zealand, our Young Professionals have begun dialogues with local Indigenous iwi (people or tribe) to gain a better understanding of their needs. In Australia, our people’s involvement with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) takes the form of technical mentoring of volunteers and university projects. It is also benefiting the Yorta Yorta Nation with assistance in science and engineering for local youth, and communities in the Murrary Darling Basin. In India, our participation in the EWB Dialogues on Development study tour has provided fresh perspectives on engineering solutions for social improvement.
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