Sanford and Paralympics New Zealand
We are very proud to have extended our partnership with Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) through to 2020. By doing so, we continue to care for the community, championing diversity and inclusion and promoting the best seafood in the world. Our shared ambition is to provide opportunities for Sanford employees to get behind PNZ and to meet, hear and learn from the Paralympians who represent New Zealand.
In May 2017, our work with PNZ was acknowledged at the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, when alongside two of PNZ’s other partners, we won the Commercial Partnerships category. The award recognised the tremendous achievements that connected Sanford employees, stakeholders and customers with PNZ and the Paralympic Movement before, during and after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and commended Sanford for its support of the successful New Zealand Paralympic Team.
In September 2017, our employees dressed in gold for the PNZ Spirit of Gold® Mufti Day, raising vital funds to support the team going to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea. Paralympian Anna Grimaldi joined the Auckland office for morning tea and a short video was produced to share her story with the wider organisation. To encourage everyone to take part in the 2017 Sanford Employee Survey, we made a donation to PNZ for every completed survey.
We are working hard to develop other initiatives aimed at connecting Sanford with aspiring Para athletes in our local communities and were proud to share the achievements of our Winter Paralympians at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
Find out more about our partnership activities in our latest Annual Report.