Business networks

As part of our commitment to our local business community and broader sugar industry, we are proud to be a member and supporter of a number of proactive organisations that are working to create stronger regional businesses and networks.

Our network includes;

  • NSW Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Rivers Food Group
  • Destination Tweed
  • 2848 Reset
  • Clarence Valley Food Inc
  • Mid Richmond Tourism Development

One of our greatest business assets is our partnership with Manildra Group.

This Australian, family-owned agribusiness is backed by strong family values and is committed to regional development and its vision to bring the finest Australian food and industrial products to the world.

Community support and sponsorships

Sunshine Sugar has a long and proud heritage in northern New South Wales. As an industry we are a significant contributor to the economy of the area and provide the community with employment opportunities, growth and prosperity.

We highly value our relationships with our staff, growers, suppliers, partners, customers and local communities – with many of these relationships spanning multiple decades and generations.
We are a proud supporter of local, regional and national events, groups and charities including;

Driver Reviver

Sunshine Sugar has been a proud support of the Driver Reviver campaign for many years. In that time, we have donated millions sugar sachets to volunteer-manned rest stops across Australia.

The Driver Reviver program operates throughout Australia during school/university holidays and over long weekends to reduce fatigue-related crashes on our roads.

Foodbank

Foodbank is the pantry to the charity sector in Australia. Some 5 million Australians have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months and the number of people seeking food relief from charities is increasing.

Sunshine Sugar is proud to support Foodbank in their massive and highly co-ordinated effort providing food for 815,000 Australians via a network of 2,400 charities in every Australian state and territory each month. Our donation to Simplot’s annual Food Collaboration campaign helps produce more than 242,000 jars of Leggo’s pasta sauce each year for Foodbank.

Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales

The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children. We reach that aim in various ways including lobbying for change, helping the local community, creating a network of support and meeting together in towns and cities. Sunshine Sugar supports the CWA of NSW each year by donating sugar sachets for their famous Sydney Royal Easter Show Devonshire Teas.

Sunshine Sugar is committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate. The Northern Rivers abounds with a diversity of landscapes, people, ideologies and interests.

Education

The students in our local schools today are the next generation of leaders, professionals and tradespeople who will run our local industries and shape our communities of the future. Sunshine Sugar is committed to supporting these students, whether it be through fundraising assistance, educational resources or workplace experience.

Arts and Community Events

The Northern Rivers boasts an eclectic and dynamic artistic community and is rich in cultural heritage. At Sunshine Sugar we appreciate the positive impact creative arts, cultural celebration and community events has on a community. Sunshine Sugar supports a wide range of artists, groups and events across the Northern Rivers each year.

Local Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation help build stronger, healthier and happier communities. Sunshine Sugar recognises the positive impact participation in local sport and recreation can be for developing social bonds and a sense of health and wellbeing. Sunshine Sugar supports sporting clubs and teams across the Northern Rivers each year.

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