Gunns partners with many groups and individuals in the community to reach good social outcomes.
In 2003, Gunns and WIN Television teamed up with more than one hundred local Tasmanian based businesses and created the House of Dreams. Gunns purchased a "renovators delight" and with the help of the other businesses turned the house into a beautiful, modern home equipped with all the mod-cons. The house was auctioned and raised $180,000 for local charity "St Giles Society". The project was the largest, single fundraising project in Tasmania's history and won the Australian Marketing Institute's Tasmanian Award for Sponsorship.
With drought becoming an increasing issue in Australia, Gunns has turned its attention to drought afflicted farmers. Gunns has opened up the pasture areas on its plantation estates to farmers for the agistment of their stock. Approximately 2,000 sheep roam freely on the estate at no cost to the farmers.
Gunns also shares its water resources from its large storage facilities on freehold properties. This gives farmers an additional water supply to water their crops with. We also bale hundreds of round bales of hay on our land which we give to local farmers to feed their stock.
Renovated rooms in the 'House of Dreams'