Operating in many jurisdictions across the world demands a strategic approach to engaging with, and supporting, the communities in which we live and work. We want to be part of solutions to address local issues and opportunities, and assist them to deal with global challenges.

EDL is committed to the communities in which we operate and we take our obligations to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously. EDL works with partners large and small across four key pillars to deliver on our CSR commitments:

  • employee-driven sponsorships and donations
  • community investments
  • corporate partnerships
  • Indigenous community support.

Employee-driven sponsorships and donations

In every region where the company operates, EDL proudly supports our employees’ efforts to contribute to the communities in which they live. The contribution can take many forms – from participating in fundraising events, making a monetary donation or giving up their time to help charitable organisations.

Community investments

In Australia, EDL supports three community investment initiatives around its remote operations:

West Kimberley Community Fund

The West Kimberley Community Fund was established in 2012 to create lasting value throughout the West Kimberley and to nurture community wellbeing through support of not-for-profit, community-driven projects or activities. Facilitated by the Shires of Broome, Derby and Halls Creek, the Fund of $1,000,000 supports initiatives aligned with the principles of social cohesion, inclusiveness, equal opportunity and community wellbeing and support long-term community development.

Cullerin Range Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund

The Fund was established to enhance and enrich community initiatives throughout the towns and localities neighbouring the Cullerin Range Wind Farm. Facilitated by the Upper Lachlan Shire Council, the Fund provides financial contributions to community projects such as equipment purchases, facility construction, renovation/rehabilitation projects, new programs or special funding that will improve quality and life and well-being.

Coober Pedy Community Fund

Facilitated by the Coober Pedy District Council, this Fund provides support for community events and activities in the Coober-Pedy township and demonstrates the continued strength of the partnership between Council and EDL.