Corporate partnerships can make a deep impact in the lives of thousands of communities across the Asia Pacific. We value all our partners and work closely with them to create mutually beneficial partnerships.
Increasingly, stakeholders, employees and customers call for organisations to conduct their business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while generating profits.
Corporate Social Responsibility and human resources’ initiatives build staff engagement, strengthen a company’s ties with communities and provide longevity through sustainable business practices. We also believe that we can achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 by partnering with organisations who want to make a meaningful and lasting difference.
At Habitat, we are committed to partnering with corporates to achieve the following SDGs:
Habitat for Humanity Australia is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and aims to partner with organisations who equality want to achieve these goals.
At Habitat, we offer partnerships that bring value to both organisations that allow communities to become strong, stable and self-reliant through housing, water and sanitation.
We invite you to become a partner by supporting a theme that aligns with your brand, your values and business goals.
Despite the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in virtually all aspects of development, 663 million people still lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion lack adequate sanitation. An estimated 1,000 children aged under 5 die each day from preventable water and sanitation related diseases.
Water and sanitation interventions are cost effective across all world regions. Improving access to safe water and sanitation can produce economic benefits ranging from US$5 to US$46 per US$ 1 invested.
Habitat addresses this issue by building safe water facilities, increasing communities access to hygienic toilets, and training children and adults on hygiene practices to create lasting behaviour change.
Support our projects in providing clean water and sanitation to communities in the Asia Pacific.
According to the Asia Development Bank, the Asia Pacific is the most disaster prone area in the world. Up to 1.4 billion people have been affected by disasters in the last 10 years in the Asia Pacific which is equivalent to 84% of total numbers effected globally.
It has been estimated that every $1 invested in disaster risk reduction saves $7 in response costs when an emergency strikes.
Habitat strengthens community’s abilities to withstand and manage disasters by working with them to identify vulnerabilities, and then supporting them to make simple improvements such as strengthening house structures, reducing fire risks, and having evacuation plans in place. If a disaster strikes, Habitat is on the ground with our partners providing emergency relief and helping families to rebuild.
Urbanisation is both one of the greatest development challenges and opportunities facing the world today. Half the world’s population live in urban areas and this is set to rise to 70 per cent by 2050. Currently, 33 per cent of urban residents live in slums. People living in slums face inadequate living conditions including a lack of access to water, sanitation, electricity and other basic services. Moreover, slums are often endemic with disease, crime, and corruption and are more susceptible to natural disasters.
Urbanisation has been chosen as one of Habitat’s main areas for advocacy and program efforts, given its role as a key driver for housing poverty in the Asia Pacific. Habitat is working with partners to develop and implement innovative solutions to reducing urban poverty.
Housing instability — including frequent moves, overcrowding, and the threat of eviction or foreclosure — creates stress, depression and hopelessness for far too many families.
Adults living in housing that they struggle to afford often describe themselves as less healthy, and the well-being and development of millions of children is compromised by living in insecure housing.
Housing affordability is a national issue and is growing in its impact across all parts of society. The cost of land, materials and construction continue to rise, especially in the capital cities and major regional centres. The waiting list in Australia for social housing is more than 10 years with over 200,000 low-income individuals on the list.
Please enquire to learn about the different partnership opportunities by contacting Zoe Nelson-Carey on 02 9919 7002 or emailing at email@example.com
Other ways that corporates can support our life changing work: