Our centres are important hubs for many local communities across Australia, where people come together to shop, connect and be entertained. Our purpose of Enriching Community Experiences acknowledges the role we play in shaping stronger, resilient and more prosperous communities.
We understand that our centres benefit from strong, more resilient communities in order to succeed. Our aim is to leverage our position as important community hubs to shape better communities, enhance local connections and deliver positive social outcomes. We do this by strategically supporting issues that impact both our centres and the local community.
The ‘Community Significance’ pillar of our Sustainability strategy is focused around three key programs:
- Community investment program that supports youth engagement and youth employment nationally and local community partnership initiatives;
- Procurement through social enterprises to support employment opportunities for the disadvantaged within our supply chain; and
- Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to create positive social and economic outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Through a range of community and business partnerships we are leveraging the unique position our centres hold locally, as well as Vicinity’s footprint nationally, to make a meaningful difference for communities across Australia. Our targeted program allows us to remain focused on causes that make sense for our business, driving a long-term commitment and enabling us to have the greatest chance of creating significant positive impacts for Vicinity and our communities.