We are proud to call Boral our Building Community Resilience program partner. Boral is an international building and construction materials company with operations in Australia, the USA and across Asia.
Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, Boral supported Habitat for Humanity Australia’s project to help rebuild affected communities in The Philippines.
This led Boral and Habitat for Humanity to form a much bigger and longer-term partnership program focused on building community resilience in vulnerable areas in Asia.
As part of our partnership, we are working to build or renovate disaster resilient houses and water and sanitation facilities in Quang Nam province in Vietnam. This poor coastal region is often affected by extreme weather events, such as typhoons and flooding and this work will provide shelter and clean water facilities that can withstand natural disasters.
In Jogyakarta, Indonesia, Boral is supporting a project that is upgrading slums, constructing water and sanitation facilities, providing drainage solutions and training families on safe shelter practices.
Boral and USG Boral have also extended their support towards our Australian building program by donating materials such as plasterboard and concrete for the construction of homes in VIC, NSW and WA. On these sites, Habitat has been able offer volunteering opportunities to staff and senior leaders.
At Habitat for Humanity Australia’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner, Boral CEO Mike Kane was awarded our Community Impact Award. We are proud to call Boral our Building Community Resilience program partner. Since our partnership in 2013, Boral have enabled us to build and repair over 60 homes and train 1,800 people in disaster preparedness. This is a great demonstration of the impact a company can have on communities.
In June 2016, 9 senior leaders from Boral and USG Boral visited Habitat for Humanity’s resilience building projects and met our recipient families in Quang Nam, Vietnam. The CEO of USG Boral Frederic DeRougemont said that the group “were extremely encouraged by the work that Habitat is doing to create disaster resilient communities”. Thank you Boral for your life changing support!