We build and maintain genuine long-term relationships, and implement programs that create capacity and capability in our host communities.
To support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, we have aligned our social contribution by focusing on three themes:
opportunities, knowledge and resilience.
We believe there is shared value for our business and our communities by co-creating opportunities in education, employment and enterprise.
To do this, we take the time to improve our knowledge of what’s needed, to understand the environments we work in, to minimise our impacts and to maximise the opportunities to work with and support both community and government.
This approach helps to build resilience in our host communities so they can take advantage of the opportunities we create.
We understand that providing financial support is just one way we support our communities. By building shared value with community, government and industry, and through our pioneering employee volunteering and participation programs, we’re helping to build stronger communities.
How we contribute
We identify opportunities of mutual benefit for our communities and our business to create shared value.
Consistent with our phased life-cycle approach to social contribution, we seek to support host communities as early as the acquire and exploration phase of project development, and this continues right through our business value chain where long-term partnerships are formed.
We provide support to our host communities and partner organisations through three funding mechanisms to cater for differing community needs.
Our long term commitments
Woodside proudly supports innovation and technology programs to make positive contributions to the social and scientific challenges facing the Australian and international community.
A key focus is our collaborative partnerships with schools, universities and industry to educate and empower students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Skills like collaboration, problem solving and presenting information are fundamental at all stages of an individual's life and these are the skills that young people are learning and building on, though Woodside's STEM-supported programs.
To read more about Woodside's innovation, science and technology approach,
Helping children develop and grow to achieve their potential is a key way we contribute towards positive long-term improvements for communities in Australia and around the world. By supporting collaborative work and building alliances across the early years sector, we can significantly improve early childhood outcomes. This collaborative approach to social contribution aims to energise and advocate for the early years and their significance in creating strong and resilient individuals, families and communities.
Launched In 2014, the Woodside Development Fund is a commitment of A$20 million over ten years to support programs and organisations that focus on early childhood development.
To read more about the Woodside Development Fund, click here.
We became one of the first companies in Australia to formally introduce paid volunteering leave over ten years ago.
We are recognised as a pioneer of corporate volunteering in Australia and a strong advocate for the volunteering movement, its benefits in the workplace and to the community.
To find out how you and your organisation can get involved in corporate volunteering, visit
We have been part of the Australian community for more than 60 years and have a particularly strong relationship with Western Australia's Pilbara region, home to the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG.
Woodside places great value on working with Indigenous communities to build and share knowledge on heritage and cultural values in the places where we are active.
We are currently extending Woodside's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to ensure that the activities we commit to support outcomes that will have a lasting impact in the community.
To view Woodside's RAP,