Building Community in Queensland

July 7, 2023

Alex Fraser’s Queensland Recycling team has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, as a recipient of Queensland’s Lilley Volunteer Awards.

Queensland Recycling took out the 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Hon. Anika Wells, Federal Member for Lilley. Alex Fraser Sales Manager Nicole Bates accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Sales Manager Nicole Bates accepts the Lilley Volunteer Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

“It was an honour to be nominated by the Office of Leanne Linard MP, and to represent all of Queensland Recycling who work so hard to ensure our recycling facilities are good neighbours and good corporate citizens.

“The award demonstrates how our commitment to community, environment and inclusion comes to life under the Corporate Social Responsibility pillar of our Sustainability Charter.”

This award recognises Alex Fraser’s long term support of local community groups, including Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre and Banyo District Community Group Inc.

This support includes being a lead sponsor Banyo District Community Group’s annual Queensland Day Celebrations. The event brings the diverse Nudgee community together to celebrate community and country with performances, market and information stalls and children’s entertainment.

Queensland Recycling hosted a road safety activation at the 2023 event. The Alex Fraser exhibit also showcased our recycling work, and our sustainability focus, gifting hundreds of local, native shrubs to local residents to grow in their gardens.

Alex Fraser General Manager Sean McCormick and Leanne Linard MP at Queensland Day

Nicole said the community was actively engaged and interested in Alex Fraser’s operations.

“The Queensland Day Celebrations was a wonderful opportunity to continue sustainability focused conversations with our local community members. Thank you to Banyo District Community Group, and especially Reg Neil for putting on yet another great day for the community.”

Similarly, in March this year, Alex Fraser joined long-term community partners Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre to launch their new Yarning Circle, developed to be a safe place to share, reflect and learn.

Alex Fraser’s John and Darren at the NBEEC Yarning Circle

The Yarning Circle was created as part of Nudgee Beach EEC’s Reconciliation Action Plan to develop and strengthen respectful relationships. Ms Bates says yarning circle project supports Aboriginal students to connect to country and reflect on the impact of their own work at the centre.

“We are delighted to play a small part in this important cultural project and through the supply of Green Roads Construction Materials from our Nudgee Recycling Facility. The new Yarning Circle will give Nudgee Beach EEC’s visiting Nature Scientists a safe place to connect as they learn and care for country.”

In 2021, Alex Fraser and Hanson Australia released its first Sustainability Charter, underpinned by Heidelberg Materials Sustainability Commitments 2030. You can learn more about Hanson Australia’s Sustainability Charter here.

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