One of the things we value at DuluxGroup is participating in our communities. We do this in an array of different ways because we want our employees to feel empowered to make meaningful contributions in the ways that matter most to them.
Take Snezana, our Dulux Help & Advice Team Leader, for example. Snezanais a passionate animal lover, and when in late 2019, devastating bushfires threatened Forster and its surrounding areas along the NSW Mid North Coast, she decided to help in any way she could. She did water drops to those displaced by the fires, provided food to the SES and NSW RFS volunteers, and even transported pets to safe havens. But she felt that more was needed so she decided to organise a fundraiser to raise $5,000, which would be equally distributed between the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, NSW Rural Fire Service, Koalas in Care Inc., Australian Red Cross, and WIRES.
In November 2019, she approached her incredibly supportive manager, and was given the green light to work with the DuluxGroup graphic design team to mock up a poster, promoting the fundraiser. She promoted her efforts across the DuluxGroup NSW sites, as well as sending company-wide emails and raising awareness via our intranet site. She felt that people across the company were overwhelmingly supportive in helping to get her message out there. Snezana knows that many of our employees went above and beyond to personally contribute to the bushfire relief, as did DuluxGroup itself, so she was so appreciative of the contributions people made.
So many people gave whatever they could, be it large or small. From financial donations to medical supplies, everything was so incredibly valuable. Two of our Porter’s Paints teams even donated their Christmas celebration fund to ensure Snezana’s fundraiser was a success. Such is the generosity of our employees.
Snezana made her target and beyond. It was a great and worthwhile effort. Well done!