Finalists Announced: 2020 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

16 October 2020

The fifth annual Workplace Giving Excellence Awards recognise the most outstanding workplace giving (wpg) programs across Australia.  The Awards motivate and instil pride in employers, inspire their workforces and create an overall sense of achievement for organisations across the country.

This year saw a continued increase in applicants, with a record 62 entries received.  Reflecting the challenges that the world is facing, the most applied for category in 2020 was the Best Employer Response to a Crisis.

Jenny Geddes, CEO, Workplace Giving Australia said, “to address the unprecedented level of crises faced over the past year, this year’s Awards campaign introduced a new category – the ‘Best Employer Response to a Crisis’.  It is perhaps no surprise that this was the most competitive category, with entries received from across Australia.  In a year when many other forms of fundraising have ceased, wpg in all its forms, has proven to be one of the most important channels of giving.”

“In such a busy year, we were delighted that so many employers and charities took the necessary time to enter the Awards.  Also, we are grateful for the support of the Department of Social Services, which sponsored the Most Innovative Charity and Employer Partnership Award and for the services of the esteemed panel of judges.  The Panels’ resounding feedback was that ‘it was not an easy task to determine the finalists as there were so many outstanding entries’.  The panel did comment that those entries that were able to demonstrate the impact of the programs really stood out” said Geddes.

The 2020 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards finalists are:

Best Employer Response to a Crisis

  • ANZ
  • Australian Unity
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Origin Foundation

Best Launch / Refresh (Employer)

  • Australian Investment Council
  • Bain & Company
  • Tomago Aluminium

Best Overall Program

  • EnergyAustralia
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Tomago Aluminium

Best Public Sector

  • Sydney Water

Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering

  • 7 Eleven
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • IBM Australia

Best Innovation (Charity/Employer)

  • Australia Red Cross
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Westpac

Best Launch or Refresh (Charity)

  • The Smith Family

Most Innovative Charity and Employer Partnership

  • Children’s Hospital Foundation Qld with EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment
  • The Smith Family with ANZ
  • World Youth International with Computershare

Winners of the Awards will be announced on 25 November 2020 at 5pm (AEDT) during an online ceremony. Register here!