Samsung Electronics Australia

COMMUNITY NEWS BULLETIN Q4 2014

Welcome to Samsung Community News Bulletin. I am pleased to share with you an update on our community programs.

With 2014 in full-swing, we’ve seen our partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians continue to evolve. Through this relationship, we have created new opportunities for young people throughout the country. The first half of the year has seen the rollout of one of our national initiatives, Propeller - an online platform and funding initiative to support social-change initiatives for young Australians. We have awarded 14 inspiring young Australians with a cash grant to support their social-change projects. I encourage you to visit www.propellerproject.com.au to watch their stories, learn more about the program and share with your friends and family.

I would also like to say a personal thank you to everyone who has participated in the Worlds of Work programs in Sydney or has helped mentor the Adappt workshop winners. Almost 300 Samsung staff have participated in our program initiatives to date; this is a testament to your commitment to helping Samsung create social change in our community. We truly appreciate your contribution no matter how big or small.

Community relations are an integral part of our business and it continues to grow. I am pleased to announce we recently employed a full time Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager, Tess Ariotti, tess.ariotti@samsung.com, (02) 9763 9968. Tess has a background in CSR/Sustainability and community engagement and will be responsible for ensuring CSR evolves in a meaningful way at SEAU.

This edition of the newsletter provides you with a greater understanding of the program initiatives and ways you can participate. We also share some inspiring stories from young change-makers and our partners.

I hope you enjoy reading and that it sparks some inspiration as we move forward into the second half of 2014.

Regards,
Jack

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