Social Responsibility

Support Charities

Often our team come together to come up with ideas on the types of charities that resonate with them personally and collectively. Here are some examples:

The Polished Man

Our team at CDR Geotechnical and environmental services decided that this year’s charity fundraiser will be the Polished Man.

Did you know that one billion children have experienced violence in the last year alone? That’s half the world’s children.

All we had to do was paint one nail and make donations. Painting one nail sparked conversations. Conversations that inspire donations. Donations that allow for trauma recovery and trauma prevention for children around the world.

So that no childhood is lost to violence.

Food Bank

Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the work of the front line charities who are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides more than 70% of the food rescued for food relief organisations nation-wide.

Our national and state-based teams work with the entire food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers to source food and capture donations. We also collaborate with suppliers, manufacturers and transporters to produce key staple foods that don’t come in sufficient quantities via rescue channels.

To distribute the food, our state teams work with an army of volunteers to pick, pack and get the food to where it’s needed. We work closely with 2,400 charity partners and 2,500 schools across Australia who use our food in their relief programs.

In spite of our best efforts, we estimate that we need 50% more food to provide enough for all the people seeking assistance. To try and bridge this gap, we rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, community organisations, schools and all levels of government.

Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day is a national fundraising campaign held during the month of September where participants are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours and host an event at their school, organisation, group or club to raise funds for kids with cancer.

Funds raised through Footy Colours Day help young learners continue with their education while receiving treatment for cancer through Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support programs.

The programs were developed in 2005 to address the gap in educational support for kids and young people living with cancer.

Today, the programs operate in major paediatric hospitals in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, with plans to expand to other hospitals to ensure no child or young person living with cancer is educationally disadvantaged by their illness.

Make a difference in the lives of kids living with cancer by wearing your team’s colours with pride this year!

Where we can and it is practicable, we use our buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods and services procured.

The benefits of our policy will help our community, the economy and the environment. Our philosophy is to ‘give someone a go’ who would not ordinarily have an opportunity, where we can, we seek to address and improve environmental outcomes of our services.

Little Blue Towels

Little Blue Towels are collected from participating hospitals across Victoria and Southern NSW, including The Epworth Hospital, St. Vincents, Goulburn Valley Health, Bendigo Health, Warringal Private Hospital, Mildura Base Hospital, Northeast Health & Echuca Regional Health. From there, they are laundered, folded and packed ready for sale.

100% of Proceeds of the sale of these recycled cotton towels go to the OTIS Foundation which is the legacy of Judy Burley. Throughout her own battle with breast cancer, Judy found great comfort in natural settings, including her rural Victorian property. Her vision was to provide a sanctuary to others facing similar challenges so that they could also benefit from the nurturing, comforting and restorative power of nature while living with serious illness.

The OTIS Foundation provides a network of retreat accommodation at no cost to those living with the challenges of breast cancer, letting guests relax, reconnect and take a break from breast cancer with family, friends and supporters.

Each year, the OTIS Foundation offers more than 3,000 nights of accommodation to its guests and their families. Your purchase of Little Blue Towels will help the OTIS Foundation to continue its work and expand the number of retreats it offers.

Special Children's Christmas Parties

The Special Children’s Christmas Parties have been running for more than 25 years. Each year their events get bigger and better with new and exciting entertainment and toys for the children. Their events are now regarded as the biggest events of their kind in Australia for special needs children.

They work closely with hundreds of charities, schools, community groups and government organisations throughout Australia to select these special children. The children invited are children who suffer from one of the following: serious illnesses, physical or intellectual impairment, domestic violence, or living in underprivileged circumstances.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at CDR means we recognise and respect qualities which are unique to individuals such as gender, language, ethnicity, age, religion, disability and sexual orientation. We believe in treating all people with dignity and respect and we are committed to employing people with “best in market” skills and that are the right cultural fit.