We operate in or near a variety of communities in three countries. We committed to supporting those communities in a variety of ways beyond our day-to-day operations. Our proactive community relations programs ensure we provide a diverse range of economic and social benefits for the local community and the region.
Among the ways in which we support our host communities are donations and other forms of support for community projects, tourism, environmental activities, schools and educational programs.
Among our recent activities have been a focus on Indigenous education in Western Australia with literacy resources being provided to the Yandeyarra Community Remote Area School adjacent to the Wodgina operation; boosting the Big Book reading program; and continuing the economic progress of Yandeyarra through the development of a community business plan.
In Boyertown, our Community Outreach program aims to support our community, with emphasis placed on science and technology education, and community and civic improvement efforts. We support dozens of local organizations through employee involvement and financial contributions such as the YMCA and The Salvation Army.
The site's Community Advisory Panel (CAP) includes Boyertown area residents (representing education, local government, neighbors, business, non-profit organizations, clergy and environmental organizations) and GAM leadership. The approximately 20 member CAP meets each quarter to discuss the site and issues of mutual concern.
The Aizu plant is active in the community, working closely with the
officials of our city and townships. We are a strong supporter of the regional social welfare council, as well as an internship program that helps students develop their skills and education. Aizu plant personnel also conduct periodic cleanup activities in the local streets.
Immediately after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, 2011, the Aizu plant implemented a special donation and support program to aid victims of the