Crown Resorts believes in supporting the communities in which it operates. Crown Resorts' stakeholders expect us to act responsibly and ethically and we engage regularly with them in order to align our business activities with community expectations. Together with our employees, we support my community causes and organisations through our resort-specific community partnerships, employee volunteering opportunities and the Crown Resorts Foundation.

Crown Resorts' community support comes in many different forms. At a resort level we are able to support charities through subsidising, promoting and hosting their fundraising events and providing raffle prizes. As well, many of our employees enthusiastically volunteer their time to support a wide range of causes.

We leverage our corporate networks, funds and people to deliver the best outcomes for our community partners. This year, the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s Million Dollar Lunch was once again hosted by Crown Melbourne. With the support of its suppliers, Crown Resorts is committed to delivering the event cost-free, significantly assisting the Foundation to raise over $1.7 million which will be used to fund childhood research programs, clinical care and family support.

Within our business we look for opportunities to leverage our skillsets to support communities in need. Crown Perth’s chefs’ longstanding commitment to Foodbank Western Australia is an excellent example. Every week Crown Perth’s chefs cook large quantities of meals which are donated to Foodbank. Significantly over the course of the year, more than 30,000 meals were donated to help feed Perth’s most vulnerable.

Our employees help set the agenda for our community engagement and are critical in its delivery. Within business departments, teams will organise their own fundraising events for charities such as SIDS and Kids, the Cancer Council, Oxfam, Jeans for Genes and the RSPCA. Since the formation of the Employee Advisory Committee (EAC) to the Crown Resorts Foundation, the EAC has selected a couple of key organisations to develop fundraising events for. This year, the EAC raised almost $80,000 for The Luke Batty Foundation.