Protect undertakes a number of initiatives that demonstrate our strong social responsibility. We proudly invest in our members, divisional organisations, community and environment. We grew from the union movement and continue to prioritise the interests of Australian workers.
Carbon Neutral since 2017
The year we were first granted Climate Active Carbon Neutral Organisation Certification, Protect was just one of 37 Australian companies, and the only severance scheme, to meet the standard. We’re happy to report that the list has now grown to over 50 organisations, with each volunteering to manage greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.
Sponsors of Victorian wheelchair rugby
Protect is the key sponsor of Victorian wheelchair rugby, the toughest sport on wheels for people with a physical disability. Through our backing, the program is able to support players to compete both nationally and internationally, with a complete pathway from beginner right through to Paralympic representation available for someone wanting to participate in the sport.
Promoting cancer research
Protect is a proud partner of the Ballarat Cycle Classic, raising much needed funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.
Each day, 396 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. Families and friends are shattered by the way a challenging illness affects their loved ones and each day people continue to die. Diagnosis and treatments are improving, but while this disease kills, we must continue our part in researching for a cure.