15 March 2022

Our Worsley Alumina operation has partnered with the Clontarf Foundation in Western Australia to help improve education, discipline, life skills and employment prospects of young local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

The partnership will support Collie Clontarf Academy to run leadership camps, hold sports carnivals, conduct student health checks and facilitate visits to local employers, better enabling them to participate more meaningfully in society.

As part of the partnership, our Worsley teams will visit the Academy to mentor students and help them prepare for job interviews. The students will visit Worsley to learn about the resources sector and the different employment opportunities available at South32. Worsley will also donate A$45,000 to further support the Collie academy.

Worsley Alumina Vice President Operations Erwin Schaufler said, “As a major employer we have the ability and the responsibility to make a real impact on reconciliation and our new partnership with the Clontarf Foundation reflects that commitment.

“We are very proud to work with our local community and support the great work of the Clontarf Foundation to help these young students reach their full potential.”

Clontarf Foundation CEO, Gerard Neesham said, “It is fantastic that South32 are providing localised support over the next three years for our Collie Clontarf Academy. We look forward to engaging with the teams at Worsley which will hopefully lead to local employment opportunities for our Year 12 leavers in Collie.”

Collie Clontarf Academy is one of 138 Clontarf Academies across Australia, helping support thousands of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through their formal education and to develop values, skills and abilities that help in the transition to employment.

Learn more about our commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our South32 Innovate Reconciliation Plan