Case Study

More than 140 Ferrero employees from Australia and New Zealand recently participated in a large-scale social workforce at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

The team brought the Ferrero principle of “Work, Create, Donate” to life at the Zoo by undertaking bush regeneration on the Sydney Harbour foreshore, tree planting, beach care and making animal enrichment toys.

They also hosted nine families of children supported by the charity Brainwave, which aims to provide practical assistance and emotional support to children with neurological conditions as well as their families and carers to positively impact their quality of life.

Over the course of the day, the combined hours of volunteer work provided by Ferrero was 420 hours, which resulted in:

  • 12 native trees planted
  • 30 square metres of native bushland cleared of invasive species, such as finger fern, on the harbour foreshore
  • 56 pieces of animal enrichment created, which will be used by Asian elephants, meerkats, Sumatran tigers and Sun Bears
  • 3,235 pieces of litter removed from two beaches, stopping the litter entering the harbour. All pieces of litter have been catalogued and recorded in the Tangaroa Blue app, Australia’s national marine debris database.

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