At the third annual 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, 18 organisations from 60 entrants received recognition across 7 categories.
Online employment market, SEEK, took out the top award for its Small Change, Big Impact program after coming runner-up last year. It also won Most Innovative Charity/Employer Partnership with social enterprise STREAT.
The awards are driven by Workplace Giving Australia (WGA) and celebrate excellence, social impact and leadership.
As a pillar of WGA’s One Million Donors campaign, the awards promote workplace giving as the most efficient, effective and ethical form of charity donations from working Australians, and encourage others to participate.
A key goal is to see one million Australians giving at work direct from their pay. Achieving this milestone would create an additional $250 million each year from working Australians to charity.
Gold Awards winners
Best Overall Program: SEEK
Most Innovative Charity/Employer Partnership (sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services): STREAT in partnership with SEEK
Best Launch or Refresh (Employer): King and Wood Mallesons
Best Launch or Refresh (Charity): WWF
Best Public Sector Program: Queensland University of Technology
Best Pro Bono/Workplace Volunteering: Origin Foundation
Most Unique Innovation: Joint winners – REA Group and The Funding Network
Additional Award Winners
Best Overall Program
JB Hi-Fi – Silver
King & Wood Mallesons – Bronze
Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership
SecondBite in partnership with 7-Eleven Australia – Silver
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation in partnership with Event Hospitality and
Entertainment – Highly Commended
Best Launch or Refresh of WPG Program (Employer)
PETstock – Silver
Flight Centre Travel Group – Bronze
Best Pro Bono/Workplace Volunteering
Bain & Company – Silver (joint winner)
Deloitte Australia – Silver (joint winner)
Most Unique Innovation
SAP Australia & New Zealand – Bronze (joint winner)
WWF – Bronze (joint winner)