Woodside is an active member of the Western Australian community and in other regions where we operate.
Through social contribution we are creating long-term capacity and capability to ensure that host communities benefit from Woodside's presence.
Each year we provide financial and in-kind support to a wide range of community groups. This support includes Woodside stand-alone funding, as well as on an equity basis through joint ventures in which we participate.
We are committed to maintaining relationships with Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara, Kimberley and South West regions. In partnership with the Commonwealth, Woodside supports the recognition, protection and conservation of National Heritage Values of the Dampier Archipelago through its A$34m Conservation Agreement over 10 years.
Woodside has also contributed to environmental research and collaborative technology programs and partnerships.
Through a selected group of not-for-profit community partners, we provide our employees with a range of volunteering opportunities that benefit them as individuals, enhancing workplace culture while contributing to a wide range of community organisations focused on improving community health and wellbeing.
Supporting strong communities
As a property owner in the Karratha community, Woodside directly contributes almost a quarter of the City of Karratha' s annual rates revenue.
We are a community partner in the good times and the bad, contributing approximately one million dollars a year in relief and welfare funding to help communities get back on their feet after a natural disaster.
Strong environmental performance is essential to our success and our continued growth. We are committed to managing our activities to reduce the adverse effects on the environment while balancing the economic and social needs of sustainable development.
Since 1998, Woodside has partnered with the Western Australian Museum (WAM) to understand the biodiversity of northwest Australia. In that time, WAM has undertaken over 20 field surveys over 2,500 kilometres of coast and has documented more than 55,000 different plants and animals.
Energy supply and economic contribution
Woodside's significant royalty and tax contributions have enabled the WA Government to fund major infrastructure projects over the last decade, including the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Forrestfield Airport Link, Perth Stadium, Perth Arena and Elizabeth Key.
Woodside has consistently been a major long term contributor to WA state revenue in the form of NWS royalty and state tax payments.
Woodside is the largest domestic gas supplier in Western Australia, and the fourth largest domestic gas producer in Australia.