Community engagement award: protecting coral reefs

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Since 2017, Lysaght Malaysia has been helping save coral reefs in Sabah, which are constantly under threat of being destroyed from pollution and severe weather. Employees join local authorities in planting the coral, a difficult exercise that must be carefully managed to give the new coral the best chance of survival.

Taking on the lessons learned from the first round of planting, BlueScope now donates recycled truss material for the frames that support the coral, and which have contributed to helping the coral plants survive. Through participating in this activity, employees learn about the threats to local reefs and why it is important to restore them.

Read more about BlueScope's environment awards here