Incitec Pivot Limited donates $200,000 for flood relief
Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) will contribute $200,000 to support Queensland and New South Wales communities impacted by the recent devastating floods.
IPL Managing Director & CEO Jeanne Johns said: “All of us at Incitec Pivot have been saddened to see the horrific impact of the recent floods that have impacted Queensland and New South Wales.
“Our Incitec Pivot Fertiliser and Dyno Nobel businesses have a significant footprint across southeast Queensland and New South Wales, with many of our people directly impacted.
“On track to be one of Australia’s worst ever natural disasters, the scale of the devastation, including the tragic loss of life, has been difficult to comprehend. Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected.”
The donation will be equally split between national non-profit organisation GIVIT and rural charity Rural Aid. The $100,000 for GIVIT will go specifically towards supporting Queensland communities and support GIVIT to purchase items and services requested by Queensland frontline charities, councils and community groups. A small percentage of IPL’s donation will also help GIVIT cover their operational costs, which significantly grow during disaster events, particularly of this scale.
The $100,000 for the Rural Aid Flood Appeal will support their work across NSW and QLD with flood affected farmers. Rural Aid provides critical support to farmers affected by natural disaster through financial, wellbeing and fodder assistance. Its community programs help create more sustainable communities by building stronger futures for all Australian farmers.
“We want to play our role in supporting the families and communities on the ground and our donation to these two great organisations is one way to assist,” Ms Johns said.
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) will also be assisting farmers in affected areas. This will include providing the services of agronomists and facilitating soil tests through our Nutrient Advantage Laboratory to help in the recovery of flooded paddocks.
IPF will also be working with flood impacted dealers to help farmers manage the fertilisers they may need to assist in the recovery. The IPF agronomy team is also providing flood recovery information to help farmers ensure they return to healthy sustainable production.
In addition to the $200,000 donation, IPL will also match employee donations made to GIVIT’s flood appeal.
For more information:
Vice President Group Corporate Affairs Manager
Tel: +61 409 705 176
Group Corporate Affairs Manager
Tel:+61 455 745 639