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Viterra is a large contributor to communities where we operate.

We are a major employer, with most of our employees living and working in regional areas. Where possible, we use local contractors and suppliers for our capital and maintenance projects which provide flow-on contributions for local business and economies. As a company we support many initiatives that benefit regional communities.

Pinery bushfire recovery

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After the devastating Pinery fire, Viterra and Glencore Agriculture created a Lower North Grain Growers Fire Fund NGR where growers could donate parcels of grain to be sold and the monies donated. Growers raised over $100,000 and we donated a further $100,000 with the total split between three charities:

  • BlazeAid received $135,000 to build seven fencing trailers. The trailers contain equipment needed to rebuild fences to help South Australians recover from natural disasters. We are also providing secure storage for the trailers when they are not in use.
  • Trees For Life received $50,000 to provide subsidised native seedlings for landholders. The donation will establish around 100,000 seedlings to help revegetate fire-affected land.
  • Country Women’s Association received around $17,800 to help provide ongoing assistance for landowners who lost their homes, buildings and possessions.

Viterra also offered in kind support by providing segregations for grain impacted by the fire, on farm sampling and assessment of affected grain to assist in determining the impact the fire had had and liaising with domestic end users to provide assistance if needed.

Silo art

siloWe are proud to have sponsored the Coorong Council’s “Creating Coonalpyn” project by providing the Viterra silos at Coonalpyn as the canvas for a 30 metre high mural as well as providing support to the project team.

World renowned mural artist Guido Van Helton spent February and March 2017 painting the mural, which features local school children to symbolise the future of the region.

Another silo art project is underway, with the Viterra silos at Kimba being transformed as part of the “Igniting Kimba Arts Program”.  Painting of the silos will commence in August.


Sponsorship and donation requests

Viterra is committed to supporting the regional communities in which we operate, through sponsorship and support for a range of grower groups, local community organisations and charities.

Our involvement in the grower community includes supporting the South Australian No-Till Farming Association (SANTFA), the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group, Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation (EPARF), the MacKillop Farm Management Group, and the HART Field Day.

Viterra supports employee involvement in emergency service organisations by providing paid leave for employees who volunteer and participate in emergency situations and activities.

Viterra will consider sponsorship and donation requests that support the sustainability of the communities and industries in which we operate. Please send all relevant information to sponsorships@viterra.com. Please provide a reasonable timeframe for requests to be considered.

In most cases, sponsorships which include any of the following will not be considered:

  • activities that should be the responsibility, for the most part, of government at any level
  • are promoted by political or religious organisations, or that are religious or political in nature
  • are for other charities, foundations or general appeals and lotteries;
  • are for individuals, including Viterra employees
  • are run by organisations or groups who discriminate or limit membership based on race, gender, beliefs, class or cultural considerations