Our business activities create direct and indirect economic benefits to countries and communities in which we operate, including: 
 
  • employment opportunities; 
  • investment in community infrastructure and services; 
  • taxes paid to government;
  • local procurement supporting community businesses whereever practicable; and
  • community support through sponsorships and partnerships.
 Iluka contributes to a large number of community programmes and events. Some of these programmes are tied to business objectives, such as employee diversity, environmental excellence and local employment and procurement, while others are influenced by regional and local development priorities. 
In 2018, we contributed over $980,000 globally to initiatives in regions where Iluka has a presence, as well as a small number of corporate programmes. This includes $380,000 of statutory payments made in accordance with agreements in Sierra Leone including the Sierra Rutile Agricultural Development Fund and Community Development Agreement. In addition to this, $170,000 of voluntary, non-statutory payments were made in Sierra Leone. The remaining $430,000 was voluntary, non-statutory payments to partnerships and donations within Australia.
 
Some of our key partners included the Clontarf Foundation, which provides education, life skills and employment prospects to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and SHINE, which supports the education of young women to promote their personal and career development. Since 2015 we have been a sponsor of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) Wings of Life Gala, which we continued to support in 2018.
 
Other partners included: 
 
In 2019 we are reviewing our social investment strategy and guidelines to further improve our community support and partnerships processes.
 
Iluka does not grant applications for support of religious or political activities and does not provide funds to political parties. 

Additional to community investment, a summary of the economic value generated and distributed from Iluka’s activities in 2018 is provided below. Iluka’s payments to government for taxes and royalties is provided separately in the Tax Transparency section.

2018 Economic Contribution


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