Community

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Since 2005, GHD has supported staff involvement in not-for-profit organisations through the GHD in the Community initiative. Typical of the contributions made in 2008 include our support for:

  • The construction of a fairy garden by our Canberra team for a terminally ill young girl.
  • A range of safety equipment for surf-life saving clubs.
  • Various schools and fundraising programs including the supply of sporting equipment, sporting uniforms, rainwater tanks and the like.
  • The supply of overalls to indigenous preapprentice students enrolled in the building and construction courses offered at Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation in Albury-Wodonga through the Wodonga Region Community Youth Commitment Project.
  • Fencing project for the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission in north-east India. Two of our people helped construct 2.5 kms of fencing around an orphanage to protect crops from wandering buffalos, cows and goats.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPONSORSHIP

GHD also touches the community by making financial contributions to charitable societies and not-for-profit organisations as well as sponsoring industry and professional initiatives.

2008 recipients include:

  • Landcare
  • Guide Dogs Association
  • CEO Challenge
  • Cancer Council
  • Leukaemia Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Community Funwalk in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – Grace Community Services
  • GHD Academic Excellence Award, Curtin University, Sarawak (Malaysia)
  • Institution of Professional Engineers New ZealandIPENZ) Ray Meyer Medal for Excellence in Student Design
  • World Environment Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • Riversymposium Young Water Scientist Award
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  • Anti-corruption Education / Training Iniative (USA).  This is a collaborative effort by organisations from around the world to combat corruption in the engineering and construction industry, including the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against Corruption Initiative, Transparency International and others.

GHD’s contribution will help produce a range of education and training materials to promote and reinforce the importance of individual integrity in engineering and construction projects.

THE GHD FOUNDATION

Established in 2001, the GHD Foundation provides funds and skills for projects in disadvantaged communities across the world.  Projects are selected with the aim of enhancing local ways of life through the provision of pro-bono work and other support.