In 2019, Landcare Australia partnered with CHEP Australia to deliver strategic projects that create value for CHEP’s supply chain partners, the environment and regional communities.
The partnership seeks to demonstrate the shared commitment of both organisations to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to contribute positively to the community.
In September 2020, a $60,000 CHEP Land Management and Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grant was awarded to the Upper Snowy Landcare Network for a project to help restore an original grassy woodland community, supporting the return of ecosystem function. The project was completed in mid-2021 with the successful establishment of 4,500 native trees and shrubs.
This project brought together a historic property on the iconic Monaro tableland, city-dwellers eager to get their hands dirty, a contractor planting team passionate about land restoration, and a local Landcare group of volunteers, all committed to putting back a large chunk of land to trees. Read project case study.
In 2020, CHEP’s generous donation of over $130,000 was a major contribution to helping fund $3000,000 of Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants distributed to 23 Landcare groups, community groups and land managers impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires.
The partnership is delivering a range of positive outcomes including, natural habitat restoration, enhancing biodiversity and building resilience in Australia’s food and farming systems.
It has also offered meaningful volunteering opportunities for CHEP’s employees to join their local communities and regenerate the environment.
All CHEP employees globally have three paid volunteering days per year to support causes that make a positive impact in the communities in which they operate.
CHEP, part of the Brambles’ Group, helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. In over 60 countries, its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely.