Yaru Wins National Westpac Awards
We are delighted to have been announced as one of the winners of the Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow Awards.
The program recognises and supports ‘great Australian businesses today, with a clear vision for tomorrow’. The program was announced last year to help selected businesses, big and small, transition and grow in a changing economy. The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program had an incredible response from Australian businesses, receiving close to 2,000 applications. This demonstrates the overwhelmingly positive response from the business community.
The Businesses of Tomorrow were chosen on their ‘potential to shape Australia’s future. Each selected business demonstrated the following qualities to an exceptional degree: – A track record of delivery – Clarity of purpose and vision – Outstanding value to customers – Capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges – Adaptability and resilience – Contribute beyond the business to the community, industry or the economy’.
The winners businesses were independently assessed by Deloitte and chosen by a high profile judging panel.
“We found the calibre of applicants extremely high. These are leaders with a strong sense of purpose and the capability to think differently about meeting customer needs that exist today and those that may be needed in the future. I was particularly impressed by the diversity of sectors represented; a sign of the strength and resilience of our transitioning economy.” – Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank
Tessa Martin, Co-Founder of Yaru Water and Mount Warning Spring Water (Yaru’s sister brand) said, “We are delighted to receive this accolade. Yaru is a proud change-maker. Our ambition is to inspire the procurement landscape and encourage similar business models that will create sustainable social change, and bring indigenous culture to the forefront of Australia. Yaru Water and Mount Warning Spring Water give us the opportunity to make a significant difference, and we will keep striving to increase this positive impact.”
You can read more about the Yaru Foundation and our core purpose here.