WesCEF - Supporting communities
WesCEF continues to support the local communities in which it operates. This investment supports long-term sustainability of its businesses and helps build a reputation as a good corporate citizen and employer of choice.
The focus in the 2021 financial year was on environment and youth education. Despite a delay due to COVID-19, two major community partnerships commenced.
The inaugural CSBP Coastal Connections Challenge was initiated in March 2021, which was a youth-led event focused on solutions to real environmental issues affecting the coastal environment that culminated in June. Kleenheat partnered with Scitech to support local primary school teachers to develop their understanding of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum and produce practical STEM lesson plans. STEM education and environmental sustainability will remain key participation areas for WesCEF next year.
Kleenheat and CSBP Fertilisers supported Kalbarri residents and nearby communities in Western Australia that were devastated by Cyclone Seroja in April, with the donation of gas cylinders to evacuation centre residents, as well as organising team member volunteers to help rebuild fences on farms.
CSBP Fertilisers continued its long-running community grants and group sponsorships in regional Western Australia awarding more than $194,000 in the 2021 financial year and sponsored an innovative study guide to attract and inspire a new generation into the Agriculture industry. The Visible Farmer Study Guide is based on 15 episodes of the award-winning Visible Farmer film project.