Huawei Australia is committed to a number of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, working closely with charitable organisations across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Huawei's CSR programs include:
- Tour De Cure: Huawei Australia first became a sponsor of the Tour De Cure in 2010. The Tour De Cure is a cycling event which raises funds for cancer research and helps people suffering from cancer. Each year, participating cyclists ride over 1,400km, meeting with local communities and showing their support to cancer patients across Australia. The Tour De Cure is featured on the Seven Network's Sunrise program, and Huawei has committed to an ongoing annual sponsorship of this worthy cause.
- Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program: The IYLP contains a series of leadership and personal development courses culminating in a 10-day trek of the Kokoda Trail. Huawei acted as a key sponsor of the program, which saw seven mentors and thirteen ‘mentees’ trek the Kokoda Track with Olympic hurdler and program patron Kyle Vander Kuyp, and foundation Director and CEO of Reconciliation Australia, Leah Armstong.
"We can all be truly proud of the achievements of all the people who completed the trek, and look forward to walking along-side them as they grow and develop their leadership skills. The Foundation thanks Huawei and supporters and looks forward to a continuing association with the company.” David Thompson AM, Chair of the Jobs Australia Foundation
- The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney University: Huawei Australia will help drive adoption of e-health training services across the Pacific Islands region after joining forces with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Under a new A$50,000 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment from Huawei, doctors and nurses across the Pacific Islands will be given greater access to up-to-date, online medical training and support programs as part of the International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate. Huawei and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead are currently developing a technology solution which will make online access to training materials possible in countries currently lacking reliable broadband connectivity.
- Mercy Learning Centre, Solomon Islands: With Huawei acting as a key partner to major operators in the Solomon Islands, Huawei’s Australian staff took a hands-on approach to helping the local community. A school for underprivileged children, Mercy Learning Centre, was awarded a A$10,000 grant from Huawei Australia’s A$100,000 Pacific Islands CSR fund. With over 400 children in just one classroom staffed by 15 unpaid, untrained teachers, the grant went towards new chairs and desks to fill three new classrooms, a new computer, printer, and photocopier, formal training for three teachers, two new 1000 gallon water tanks to provide children with clean drinking water, and new books and learning materials for students
- Nelune Foundation: Huawei sponsors the Nelune Foundation to help ease the burden of cancer patients who may not have the support or resources that are needed to cope with this life threatening illness