The more local voices we have contributing each month the better, so, until 31 July 2018, we are DOUBLING the number of tokens (from 4 to 8) given to community members when they complete a monthly community ‘Pulse’ surveys – it only takes 5 minutes!
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The Karratha Community Garden, Chairman, Stuart Otto, has seen first-hand the positive impact of the rewards program locally.
“Every revenue stream is a bonus for community groups. We are very excited about the doubling of rewards tokens until the end of July. Hopefully we can use the rewards money for products such as fertilisers, mulches and plants as we come into the winter and main planting season,” – Karratha Community Garden, Chairman, Stuart Otto
Local Voices allows communities neighbouring Rio Tinto’s operations in the Pilbara a direct and confidential voice inside the company each month. Results from the surveys are provided to Rio Tinto in an aggregated form to ensure participant confidentiality. They are also posted on the Local Voices website. This data helps Rio Tinto see what issues matter most to the community and helps inform the company’s decision making.
Mr Otto believes Local Voices provides a pathway for Rio Tinto and government to have their finger on the pulse in terms of community opinions.
“Having many people inputting into the Local Voices surveys gives our community a united voice to show our perspective on issues that matter to us. This means big business and government can have their finger on the pulse – just as we do as community groups. With Local Voices, an individual can have an impact by not only earning funds for their community group but also providing big business with a snap shot of community opinion.” – Karratha Community Garden, Chairman, Stuart Otto
Pulse surveys are designed to track the issues identified by the anchor survey, and how you feel about them, over time. Surveys are issued monthly and take only about five minutes to complete online. ‘Pulse’ surveys are open now! It’s not too late to join. Register today!
Once you have registered with Local Voices an invitation and a unique link will be sent to your email or mobile phone each month. The surveys can be completed on any device able to access the online survey platform. All surveys are confidential and no personal information is shared.
The data are collected by CSIRO, who then analyse them and present them back to the community and to Rio Tinto in a clear and transparent way. Results from the ‘Anchor’ and all ‘Pulse’ surveys undertaken to date are available to explore. Click here to explore the results.
Rio Tinto has committed to using the survey results to work towards improving how quickly they address issues that matter most to your community and have committed to respond and speak to the issues raised through local feedback channels.