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16-391MR ASIC scores silver in Workplace Giving Awards 2016
ASIC's workplace giving program has been awarded a silver medal in the inaugural Workplace Giving Excellence Awards in Melbourne today.
The awards are part of the Australian Charities' Fund One Million Donors campaign, and recognise employers and their staff who show leadership in supporting charities and community groups.
ASIC was the finalist in the Best Public Sector program, and received the silver award at a ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday 16 November 2016, hosted at the Australia Post offices.
'ASIC is justifiably proud of our community giving program which we believe shows leadership in the public sector. While our program starts with payroll giving donations that provide the regular funding so important to charities, we also encourage volunteering and host events featuring charity leaders to engage and inspire,' says John Price, ASIC Commissioner.
ASIC in the Community Manager Justine Butler also represented ASIC at the awards ceremony. The Silver Award was presented by The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services.
'ASIC is very proud of its workplace-giving program, which allows our employees to donate to 40 different charities across a range of causes. One of ASIC's values is that we do, what we do, 'for good reason' and we believe this program helps our people to live this value by giving back to the community,' says Mr Price.
As a result of these activities, ASIC makes a significant impact in the community: the combined value of our participation in 2016 was just over $167,000.