Supporting our communities

Focus area

We continue to seek to improve and increase the support we provide the communities in which we do business – this is important to us and linked to our purpose and values.
This takes the form of funds to help our communities to survive and thrive.
In addition, we also believe science plays an important role in enhancing the health and wellbeing of our communities over time.

In FY20 we supported the community in the following ways:

Cure Kids

Cure Kids is the largest funder of child health research outside the New Zealand government.

We are proud to have been financially supporting the world-class research of Professor Andrew Day, into digestive health and irritable bowel diseases amongst children, over the last three years to a total investment value of $600,000.

Supporting our rural communities in need

In the summer of 2019-20, much of Australia was devastated by ongoing bushfires. The bushfires impacted businesses, livelihoods and the environment, particularly in regional communities. 

We supported affected communities by donating $200,000 to help those in need; $150,000 direct to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund and the balance to go towards product donations.

Supporting Chinese Families

We provided support for Chinese families affected by the early outbreak of COVID-19. China, and Chinese families, in particular, are at the heart of our business. We donated a2 Milk™ dairy products with our strategic partner China State Farm, who assisted with the dispatch of these products to front-line medical teams and families affected by COVID-19. 

We also donated RMB 5 million to the Shanghai Red Cross to support the areas and people severely affected by the disease.

COVID-19 research support for a vaccine

In 2020 The a2 Milk Company made contributions to help fund independent research to find a vaccine and stop the spread of the disease. 

We proudly donated $500,000 to each of The University of Queensland’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) – a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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