South32 Cannington spent more than $2 million with local suppliers over the past year and has committed to do even more to increase local procurement and support local business where possible in the future.
South32 Cannington was proud to have to helped lend some support by spending $2.2 million with suppliers in McKinlay and Cloncurry shires during FY19/20, Cannington vice-president operations Joe Russell said.
“Across South32’s operations, we believe we have a responsibility to get behind our local communities,” Mr Russell said.
“South32 Cannington has been delighted to continue our support for local businesses and communities through this difficult period.
“It’s been a tough year for many businesses due to the impact from COVID-19 and we are proud to play a role in supporting local enterprises wherever we can.”
South32 Cannington has encouraged local businesses that want to work with the mine to send a capability statement to email@example.com
One of the businesses to benefit from South32 Cannington’s investment in local business is Cloncurry Tyres and Batteries.
The business had been engaged to provide light vehicle tyre repair and replacement services for the mine.
South32’s support had been a massive help, Cloncurry Tyres and Batteries owner Lee Cursio said.
“We are a family-run business so to have the backing of a company like South32 means the world to us,” Mr Cursio said.