AGL supporting what matters most to our people
Since 2003, AGL’s ‘Energy for Life’ program has provided avenues for our people to support causes that they are passionate about.
For nearly 15 years, we have operated what’s known as a ‘closed’ workplace giving program, where our people could donate to a defined list of charities. This list of charities (typically ~12 charities) was reviewed periodically by surveying our people about their preferred charities and causes.
While this approach held us in good stead for many years, the limited number of charities that we could support through this model, and the diverse interests of our people, meant that many people gave to their preferred charities outside of the AGL program (missing the opportunity for matched funding payments). This also made it harder for our people to make meaningful connections with local charities in the areas where we operate.
Bolstering our support to charities
In April 2018, we launched AGL ‘Power to Give’, an open workplace giving program, which offers our people the opportunity to give to over 400 charities directly from their pay.
Our people can choose to set up regular contributions to one or more charities each pay or make one-off donations, and they can change their preferences through an easy-to-navigate web portal as often as they like.
The ‘Power to Give’ platform is operated by Goodcompany. In July this year, Goodcompany announced its ‘Top 40 Best Workplaces to Give Back in 2018’. AGL was ranked 9 out of 40 in overall top workplaces to give back and 2 out of 12 of similarly sized organisations.
The people that work at AGL are passionate and generous, and we’re proud to be able to support them to donate and volunteer in ways that really matter to them.
As reported in our FY18 Sustainability Report in FY18 AGL (though matching) and our people, donated over $250,000 to charities through workplace giving and fundraising.