Throughout 2020, we supported 17 charitable causes – totalling $378,464.7. This was 15% more than our contribution in 2019, recognising the heightened need to support our communities throughout the COVID-19 response.
In September, we made an additional $15K donation to our local South Auckland community in response to the continued economic and social impacts of COVID-19. During the second outbreak of COVID-19, food insecurity was identified as an urgent need. We made donations to three foodbanks in the area, which went towards packed lunches, food stock, and operational costs to ensure they could keep running during this time of heightened need. We also provided bottles of hand sanitiser we produced at our Waitemata Brewery for them to use on-site and ensure their people could stay safe and healthy as they served the community.
We continued our partnership with Keep New Zealand Beautiful through our DB Export brand. This partnership has helped raise awareness around litter reduction in NZ through campaigns on social media and in the community.