STATEMENT FROM CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES CEO PETER FILIPOVIC
Distressingly, many of our fellow Australians have been affected by the devastating bushfires. The toll on many communities is unimaginable.
Carlton & United Breweries is committed to helping the relief effort by raising more than $1 million for affected communities. This starts with a $250,000 donation to help the bushfire response.
We’ll also bring communities together for a major fundraiser on Australia Day, with CUB-supplied beer flowing. We will have more details about this shortly.
Last week, we donated 80,000 cans of free CUB drinking water to the NSW relief effort. This water has been distributed to various fire-affected locations, including evacuation centres.
Local pubs and clubs are among the many businesses affected by these fires. These places are at the heart of many communities and we are extending credit terms to our bushfire-affected customers. We are also offering free cleaning for all our affected customers draught beer systems.
In addition, all CUB employees who are volunteer firefighters will get up to 4 weeks paid leave to fight the fires.
CUB is fully committed to supporting regional Australian communities, just like they’ve always supported us.