We take a strategic, long-term approach to community investment, and we ensure that all our community investment activities meet our objectives. We use performance metrics aligned to the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) guidelines, which are used to monitor progress and guide the valuation of both cash and in-kind contributions, employee volunteering and management costs.
In 2019, the Group spent US$29.1 million supporting community activities. Direct cash donations to charitable organisations amounted to US$20.6 million. The balance includes in-kind donations that are calculated in accordance with LBG guidelines. This included 10,834 employees who contributed 103,775 hours of volunteer service in their communities.
Please refer to the Basis of Reporting
for further detail.