Hunter Valley charities get miners’ backing in more ways than one
April 24, 2013

BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal recognises the contribution that local charities and non-profit groups across NSW make to communities large and small.

The coal miner encourages its 1,600 employees to volunteer their time to local not-for-profit organisations and share volunteer opportunities with their co-workers. But they’ve taken it a step further by rewarding employees’ efforts to give back to local community groups through its Matched Giving Program. 
 

BHPB Mt Arthur Coal Clean Up Australia Day

A team from BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal in Singleton on Clean Up Australia Day

 

BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal matches employees’ monetary donations to non-profit groups, but it doesn’t stop there: the miner also contributes $10 for every hour of that an employee gives up to volunteer work. 

Since 2008, community initiatives - like the Singleton Women with Cancer Support Group, Muswellbrook PCYC Christmas Appeal and Clean Up Australia Day just to name a few - have benefited from not only miners' volunteer hours, but also a total of $270,000 in donations from BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal. 

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