Morris is committed to assisting the communities in which we operate. Our aim is to foster good corporate citizenship by forging partnerships that provide REAL outcomes for the community.
Kulbardi, a supplier to Morris Corporation and Australia’s largest Aboriginal-owned office products company, launched the Kulbardi Entrepreneurship Program (KEP) in Perth on Monday 30th January.
The program included 10 Aboriginal participants from across Western Australia. The participants learnt how to write a business plan, marketing and sales, pricing and financial analysis, as well as tips on pitching and presenting, delivered by industry professionals including Kulbardi, Ausum Initiatives, Student Edge, The Brand Agency and Alyka. At the end of KEP, the students presented their business case to a panel of judges, with the winner receiving seed funding to kick-start their project.
Naydeene Edwards from Bunbury shook off some stiff competition with her new business ‘Are you house ready?’ to be named the inaugural winner of this new business award. Naydeene’s business concept offers workshops and a consultancy service designed to take people from homelessness to home ownership
KEP is the brainchild of Kim Collard, CEO of Kulbardi Office Products and is sponsored by Morris Corporation, Rio Tinto, Toyota Fleet Management, the Brand Agency and Western Power.
Shaun Palmer, Morris Executive General Manager, WSB shared, “Morris is proud to support KEP, which is in line with our commitment to provide meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal people to develop and grow within a supportive and collaborative environment.”
2016 has been a great year for Morris as we were nominated as finalist for yet another award – the 2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, Community Interaction category. Prospect Awards recognise and celebrate achievements and excellence in the Australian mining industry. These nominations are indeed testament to Morris’ commitment to assist and give back to the communities.
Morris was one of only four finalists to be nominated for the Queensland Mining Contractor Awards 2016 – Community Engagement Initiative category. Our community engagement efforts in Collinsville, Queensland, culminated in this nomination. Congratulations to the winner and all nominees!
Morris is delighted to be appointed as the new service provider for Collinsville’s Meals on Wheels. Morris will continue the good work of aged care facility Hillside Haven, who was the service provider for 38 years. Read the full article below.
Bowen Independent article: published Friday April 15, 2016.
Morris CEO, Fiona Berkin participated in the CEO CookOff held in Brisbane on March 7 for the second time. Securing the spot with only ten days to raise funds had Fiona a little bit nervous but keen to participate nonetheless. Setting the fundraising target to $5,000 was ambitious with the short time frame and following some strong support, this target was smashed with the total amount raised being $6770.00. Fiona ended up being ranked 6th highest fundraiser at the Brisbane event.
Fiona was on the ‘Vegan’ team under the leadership of Alejandro Cancino of the Urbane Group. The team created vegan dishes including mushroom and tomato bruschetta.
The event raised a record $1.6 million. These funds allow OzHarvest to deliver more than three million meals to Australians in need, expand their nutrition education program, NEST and grow their hospitality training program for disadvantaged youth, Nourish.
“Thank you to everyone who supported the CEO CookOff event by way of donation. I truly thought the $5K target was a bit much so to exceed it was fantastic. It was a privilege to be involved with the event and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across Australia.”
~ Fiona Berkin | Morris CEO
In conjunction with the Collinsville REX program, Morris proudly supports this community initiative by providing meals and accommodation to James Cook University students on placement in regional Queensland. Read the full article below.
Bowen Independent article: published Wednesday February 3, 2016.
Twenty students were accommodated at our Point Samson Road Village for the duration of the festival, where Morris donated all meals.
The Point Samson Road crew hosted a food stall at the festival. TAHLFest required all catering organisations create dishes that were not deep fried, high in sugar or saturated fats. Our recipes will feature in a recipe book along with other vendors which will be available on the day.