Beginning with the Company’s Australian founders in the late 1970s, there has been a long tradition of promoting skateboarding talent and facilities. Globe International has continually invested in and encouraged the provision of skateboarding infrastructure, supported the annual Go Skateboarding Day along with the development of junior skateboarding and surfing in Australasia, North America and Europe. We believe that the provision of skateboarding facilities is a valuable outlet for young people and our executives and employees have spent many hours working behind the scenes with local councils to improve the provision of skate parks, particularly in Australia. Through our various brands, the company is also actively involved in assisting and donating to charitable groups connected to the skateboard industry, including Skateistan, Timor Skate, Decks for Change, BoardsforBros and NextUp as well as smaller local efforts.
Globe International has a long track record of donating product to charity groups and local community organisations throughout our operating regions such as the Cancer Council Victoria, the Australian Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurance and Uniting Care Prahran Mission. The company has also directly supported other philanthropic organisations including Save The Children and UNICEF Australia, whose work aims to help all children — especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised — to lead safe, healthy lives and realise their full potential and the Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund, which provides early education to millions of kids in need through projects like the WASH UP! Global Heath Initiative and Autism: See Amazing in All Children. A volunteer leave scheme for our Australian staff encourages further connections with our local communities and will be rolled out to our other regions.