We’re proud to play a part in making our communities better. Our people participate in the lives of our communities – as leading employers, skilled workers and good citizens – to ensure what we do benefits everyone and builds resilient communities. We’re locals, and seek to give back in an organised, but hyper local way. Our people regularly donate their time to local causes and initiatives, while at a regional and national level we provide financial support, skills and resources to a wide range of organisations that are strengthening our communities.
Of community groups supported
To save the Takahē
Raised for Cure Brain Cancer
Takahē Recovery Programme
Like most people, we’re passionate about our environment and the survival of our native species.
In 2016, we signed a five-year partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC) worth NZ$1 million to support its Takahē Recovery Programme. We recently extended this partnership for a further five years.
This initiative is helping to re-establish takahē in South Island high tussock lands. Encouragingly, the national population is now nearing 500 adult birds.
The Clontarf Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society achieve their full potential.
Currently 9000 students are participating in the Clontarf Foundation program, across 122 Academies and in many locations where our Fulton Hogan sites co-exist. An important component of the partnership will be the development of a strong relationship between the Clontarf students, academy staff and Fulton Hogan employees in these communities.
Fulton Hogan is excited to have the opportunity to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the delivery of tangible achievements in education and employment that we can all be proud of.
Inclusion and wellbeing is an important part of life at Fulton Hogan. It’s part of daily life for our teams.
Since 2015, Fulton Hogan has helped the wounded and ill men and women of the New Zealand Defence Force compete in an international multi-sport event, as a sponsor of the Kiwi Invictus team. We’re right behind the team and the amazing energy and effort they put into their achievements.
MND New Zealand
New Zealand has the highest known rate of motor neurone disease (MND) per head of population in the world – and we’re stepping up to do our bit to help. Every week an average of two New Zealanders are diagnosed with MND, and there is no known cure.
As the Foundation Corporate Sponsor we will help enable MND New Zealand’s Support Team to better assist people living with MND by establishing a homecare fund for clients and families.
Black Dog Institute
Fulton Hogan is proud to partner with Black Dog Institute, the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, with an aim to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.
They do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.
Their partnerships with people with lived experience, federal, state and local governments, communities, schools, corporate Australia and others in the mental health sector enables them to drive evidence-informed change in mental health where it’s needed most.
Black Dog Institute is an independent not-for-profit medical research institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney.
As part of the partnership Fulton Hogan is supporting a new app 'Headgear Construction', which will provide practical and proven mental health strategies for construction workers experiencing mental illness.
MATES in Construction
MATES in Construction is a not-for-profit, industry funded organisation that relies on the support of their partners to provide suicide prevention workplace training and ongoing support to New Zealand construction workers.
MATES is an evidence-based workplace suicide prevention model, developed to reduce high suicide rates in the construction industry. In New Zealand, the construction industry has the highest number of suicides across all industries, making it more likely to die from suicide than a work place incident.
Our premium partnership is designed to give guidance and support to our people, encouraging an environment of positive wellbeing, and assist people with mental illness and in times of trauma.
Richmond Football Club (AFLW)
Fulton Hogan is a proud partner of the Richmond Football Club’s AFLW program.
The partnership, established in 2019, provides flexible employment pathways to players during the football season and full-time work in the off season. This has seen players take up various roles within Fulton Hogan across our work sites and offices.
The partnership supports the players to ensure that they can continue to build their career in construction, whilst pursuing their dream of playing AFLW with the benefit of building capability and capacity within the construction industry.
Richmond Football Club CEO Brendon Gale said at the time;
“Until such time as we can have full-time professional AFLW players, we recognise that our players will require additional support to supplement their on-field pursuits. It is fantastic that the girls are able to again serve as brilliant role models to the next generation whilst promoting gender equality in another industry. We are very proud of what they are achieving on and off the field.”
CareerSeekers is a non-profit organisation supporting Australia’s humanitarian entrants into professional careers.
The program supports two unique groups of participants through a 12-week paid internship.
• Mid-career professionals with offshore tertiary qualifications who seek an internship to restart their careers in a new country and re-establish professional networks.
• University students who are experiencing the Australian workplace for the first time and given opportunities to link their studies to practical experiences and industry mentors.
In 2022, Fulton Hogan signed an Article 23 partnership with CareerSeekers, which will see us offering at least 30 positions in our Australian operations throughout the three-year agreement.
This will help provide the extra support participants need to develop skills or adapt their experience to Australian workplace; and enable Fulton Hogan to build on its inclusive culture and access the varied and often exceptional skills of humanitarian entrants.
Soldier On Australia
Soldier On is a not-for-profit veteran support organisation delivering a range of services to enable serving and ex-serving veterans and their families to thrive.
Fulton Hogan’s Gold Pledge Partnership is a commitment to provide real opportunities for veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
We're excited to embark on this new national partnership as we recognise the value and unique experiences that ex-service men and women can bring to our Fulton Hogan teams.
We hope to make a long-lasting impact by collaborating with Soldier On's Pathways program and diversifying our workforce, while supporting our veterans.