In Australia, we’re proud to be supporting #GiveTheWorldAShot by supporting UNICEF's VaccinAid appeal. For every staff member in Australia who has their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, our team has committed to donating ten COVID-19 vaccines for health workers, teachers or vulnerable people around the world. UNICEF's mission is to deliver 2bn vaccines, 5.6m tests and 5.5m treatments globally in a year. Kennedys Australia’s CSR Partner Emily Schneider launched this initiative at the beginning of September to mark the UN’s International Day of Charity and because “no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”
In Hong Kong, our team recently hosted a virtual gathering with the Hong Chi Association (Oi Tung Hostel) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Hong Chi residents. Despite not being able to visit the residents in person, everyone enjoyed various activities including singing and dancing virtually. The office also invited the farmers of AuLaw Organic Farm to our Hong Kong office. The farmers shared their knowledge of organic and sustainable farming, recommended some healthy recipes and set up a pop-up stall so that our staff could purchase their freshly harvested produce. Our people learnt how organic farming can help the environment by reducing the carbon footprint whilst giving us fresher produce without the use of pesticides or chemicals.