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Mining companies are among the top corporate givers in Australia, donating over a billion dollars last year. Supporting everything from health, education, environment, disaster relief, inclusion, innovation, infrastructure and human rights. From small grassroots local organisations to global charities, the support comes in many forms such as donations, workplace giving and grants. But for many of these worthy causes, raising awareness is equally important. That’s why this month we are proud to showcase some of the equipment that you will find on our mining sites, a hard to miss reminder!

Glencore – Hail Creek Open Cut

The team at Hail Creek are true blue supporters of raising awareness for prostate cancer and cemented that support by painting their truck blue for ManUp! Australia. ManUp! educate men about prostate cancer and motivate them to be proactive by taking a yearly test designed for early detection.

Anglo American – Capcoal Open Cut

Capcoal in partnership with CR Mining had this bucket specially designed to support Mates in Mining. Mates in Mining provide suicide prevention support to people working in mining through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line.

Glencore – Newlands Open Cut

Newlands have gone pink in support of the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day. The Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.

Glencore – Newlands Open Cut

Movember is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health through suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Through research they are transforming the way health services reach and support men. Newlands blue truck is a visual reminder that help is only a call away.

Thiess Mining – Lake Vermont

Thiess with collaborating key suppliers Aury Australia, Elastomers Australia, Freo Group, and client Jellinbah Group, painted the massive CHPP screen and new centrifuge blue and pink to raise awareness for the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association Qld Inc, a volunteer managed charity organisation dedicated to improving breast and prostate cancer services to people living in rural and regional Queensland.

Glencore – Clermont Open Cut

Clermont’s truck is pretty in pink in support of Livin, an organisation with a mission for the world to accept that ‘It Ain’t Weak to Speak!’ They proactively lead and deliver mental health education in schools around the country while promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for people through early education and awareness programs.

Glencore – Clermont Open Cut

Clermont’s blue truck proudly boasts the ManUp! Australia logo. ManUp! is dedicated to ensuring that every man living with prostate cancer has access to the support of a Prostate Cancer Care Nurse, so they have the information and care they deserve.

BMA – Goonyella Riverside Mine

Goonyella Riverside Mine’s truck has been painted turquoise to celebrate BHP’s LGBT+ ally network, Jasper. Jasper is a BHP employee resource group formed to strengthen culture through inclusion and diversity for all.

Anglo American – Dawson Mine

Dawson Mine loves pink! The truck tray is in support of Cancer Council Queensland and Pink Ribbon Day and aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote early cancer detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in Australian women with around 17,000 women are diagnosed each year.

Anglo American – Dawson Mine

Dawson Mine’s truck tray is bright blue to recognise ManUp! Australia. Every year as part of their workplace education program ManUp! hits the road and visits communities across Queensland to educate men about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection, because when detected early, prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates.

BMA – Saraji Mine

Saraji Mine has painted five truck trays so that everyone who walks through their gates will know they’re walking into a place where everyone is welcome and accepted. The five trays are: blue for mental wellness, pink for female diversity, teal for Jasper – their LGBTI+ ally network, one displaying Indigenous artwork, and one emblazoned with working with disabilities artwork.

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