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Contact Energy contributes $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat ser

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29 August 2013

Contact Energy contributes $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service

To mark a 31 per cent improvement in Contact Energy’s annual health and safety performance and recent win in the Excellence in Health and Safety category at the prestigious Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, Contact Energy has announced a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service.

Plunket's car seat service offers a variety of affordable infant and child restraints available for short- and long-term hire and for purchase.

Nicholas Robinson, Contact’s General Manager Customer Insight, Marketing and Communications, said that given Plunket’s work to help New Zealand families keep their children safe when in vehicles it was fitting for Contact, a company that has a strong focus on health and safety, to lend their support.

“Plunket has a long, proud history of keeping kiwi kids safe and we’re thrilled to be able to support this iconic Kiwi organisation,” said Mr Robinson.

Contact’s contribution will go towards Plunket’s work to help New Zealand families prepare for 1 November 2013, when the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday.

Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says Plunket is tremendously grateful for Contact Energy’s contribution.

“Car crashes are one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand children. We have one of the highest child road fatality rates in the OECD. We know that car seats and booster seats save lives.

“Unfortunately, for some families, even a very low rental fee is beyond what they can afford. We believe that every child deserves protection, and this generous gift from Contact Energy will make a huge difference to families in need” said Mrs Prince.

Safety is Contact’s number one priority and the improvement in health and safety performance has been achieved through a number of employee and contractor initiatives as part of their zero harm programme. These include a targeted observation programme, zero harm workshops, and working with Tana Umaga to introduce the ‘Stay Safe Mate’ programme to the Contact team. ‘Stay Safe Mate’ is about building understanding around personal responsibility and accountability for safety and encouraging people to take action to keep them and their workmates safe, so that everyone who works for Contact goes home safely to friends and family at the end of each day.

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