COMMUNITY

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Community

Koppers takes its responsibility to be a good employer, a good neighbour, and to support the communities in which it operates, very seriously. Each of our plants engages with neighbours and local stakeholders in different ways, in line with the needs of those specific communities.

Our Newcastle Plant has a Community Reference Group, an SMS Alert system and issues regular updates to neighbours. As a key employer of local people and Australia’s only supplier of a vital raw material to the aluminium industry, Koppers contributes to the local economy and Australian manufacturing.

Our customers know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

We proudly support Australian manufacturing jobs.

Community
Reference Group

A forum to discuss current and future activities, ask questions and act as a conduit between the plant and the wider community.

Community
Giving

Giving back to the community has long been a Koppers tradition - globally.

Community
Updates

Want to stay informed? Our Newcastle Plant has an SMS Alert system and issues regular updates to neighbours.

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Newcastle Plant Community
Reference Group

Koppers takes its responsibility to be a good neighbour and support the communities in which it operates seriously.

Our Newcastle (Mayfield) Plant has established a Community Reference Group (CRG) as part of a commitment to engaging with community members to understand any concerns, inform them about its operations, and support the causes that are most important to their needs.

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Purpose of the CRG

The CRG is a forum where community and business representatives can discuss Koppers’ current and future activities, ask questions and act as a conduit between the plant and the wider community. To view the CRG Terms of Reference, please see the button below.

The aims of the CRG are to:

Discuss

Create a forum for discussion
and exchange of information.

Assist

Assist Koppers to understand the values and preferences of the community, and identify related local issues that will need to be taken into consideration in the operation of the business.

Communicate

Act as a communication link
between Koppers, the community
and other stakeholders.

The CRG has a maximum of 12 people. Membership is reviewed annually. Members can send a delegate if they are unable to attend.

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CRG Members

Find out more about our members.
To raise questions with or give feedback
to CRG members please:

 1800 066 243
 CMCinfo@koppers.com.au

Click below to apply for membership.

John Hayes

Community Representative

Rick Banyard

Community Representative

Chris Tola

Community Representative

Sarah Kiely

Port of Newscastle, Representative

Marie Caruana

First Chance, Representative

Paul Adams

Major Projects Group, Representative

Wade Hammond

SUEZ, Representative

Nick Moretti

Koppers Newcastle Plant Manager

Shane Beasley

Koppers Technical Services Manager

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CRG Meetings

The CRG currently meets quarterly.

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Community Giving

Giving back to the community has long been a Koppers tradition – globally. Under its corporate social responsibility program, Koppers Australia supports local communities where it operates.

Our Carbon Material & Chemicals’ Newcastle Plant has recently supported the below organisations. To discuss your community support idea please send your proposal through to us via our contact page.

2019/20 Australia Bushfire
Relief

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Zara's House for Refugee Women & Children

Cancer Council's Biggest
Morning Tea

Children's Diabetes Services Australia

Ronald McDonald House
Charity

Mission to Seafarers

Delta Dog Therapy

Own Town Model Show

Local school partnerships

The Rainbow Club

Australian Plant Society

White Ribbon

200BALES

Firstchance

Nuwism

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Community Updates

As part of ourcommitment to keep neighbours informed about its our operations our Newcastle Plant issues regular community newsletters. These newsletters are placed on our website, letter box dropped to 1,000 neighbouring businesses and households and sent to other key stakeholders.