TAL has won a 2019 Australian Business Award in the Community Contribution category for its TAL SpotChecker initiative.
Now in its fourteenth year, The Australian Business Awards acknowledge progressive businesses, with the Community Contribution award recognising organisations’ initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate long-term, beneficial outcomes.
TAL SpotChecker is a national initiative aimed at encouraging and enabling Australians to embrace skin safety by providing free skin checks with skin cancer doctors as well as educational resources on how to self-check.
Alex Homer, Chief Customer and Brand Officer of TAL said, “We are delighted to receive national recognition for TAL SpotChecker, an important initiative to tackle one of Australia’s most common cancers. Our SpotChecker program highlights TAL’s commitment to preventative health by providing free skin checks and increasing awareness of the importance of regular checks to help Australians detect and prevent skin cancer.
“Winning this award is further recognition of the significant contribution we are making to both our customers and the Australian community.”
Now in its third year, TAL SpotChecker came out of TAL’s annual Innovation Challenge, with the idea initially coming from a TAL employee. TAL SpotChecker is a part of TAL’s broader health focus, which seeks to empower all Australians to take a proactive approach to their health and wellbeing.
Australian Business Awards Program Director, Tara Johnston, said, “Innovation is vital for every company, but it’s even more important for business growth and expansion. Innovation makes it easier to grow, regardless of the size of the business. You need new, unique ideas, and the ability to bring them to market before the competition.”
TAL is passionate about the strong sense of responsibility it has within the Australian community and the role it plays in building a better industry that can continue to make a meaningful difference to the wellbeing of Australians.