Helping build and unite communities through our work, and providing sponsorships and donations to these communities, has always been a core part of our business model. And a part that we are immensely proud of.
We deliver much more than structural steel solutions to the projects we are involved in. We help shape the communities we are working in and are part of the growth in these areas.
Communities rely on key services like airports, apartments, banks, hospitals, ports, sports stadiums, supermarkets and universities, to name a few. And we are proud to have been involved in such projects across New Zealand, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, where many of the major buildings are Jensen Steel Structures.
Strong, cohesive and collaborative relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We have been in operation for over 30 years, and during this time we have established and grown a number of relationships locally in the Bay of Plenty as well as across the North Island.
Our structures are used in unique environments such as the kiwifruit industry, ports, agricultural and schools - with such environments come unique challenges. We embrace such situations and use them to help shape our processes and build on our relationships.
At Jensen Steel we like to support local causes where we can. Each year in November, we have an internal campaign, where we donate an amount of money for every hour worked, across ALL our staff to particular local causes. The following are three that are key to us. When looking at where to put our support, we wanted to make sure the values aligned with our own…and these do.
Live for More - This charity is all about empowering young people to live happy and healthy lives, with a focus on helping young men work through issues they face in their lives. Live for More’s vision is for confident and hopeful rangatahi free from their pasts and empowered to live fulfilling lives. The organisation supports the most vulnerable young men between 17 and 25 years who are caught up in lifestyles of crime and drug/alcohol abuse and provides clinical support and individual goal setting, with the opportunity to participate in their Tai Watea surf therapy programme.
The Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust – improving lives and opportunities through boxing. The vision of the Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust (BOPYDT) is to see ‘vibrant, independent and responsible youth, contributing to their communities’ with a mission to ‘inspire youth to believe in themselves and achieve dreams they never thought possible’.
The BOPYDT have a number of programmes including one via Tauranga Boxing Academy where the academy works with ‘at risk’ youth in the wider Tauranga region to use the skills of boxing fitness to help build character around the Trust’s five core values: Manaakitanga (kindness), Takohanga (responsibility), Whakaute (respect), Whakapono (trust) and Manawaroa (resilience).
Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust - is a community-based conservation trust with a vision to protect and restore the indigenous ecosystem and biodiversity of Ōtanewainuku.
The trust works to protect kiwi and other animals and plants of the forest by undertaking integrated pest management control. Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust have reintroduced kōkako to the Ōtanewainuku Forest and they also advocate for the conservation of kiwi and the Ōtanewainuku Forest, by engaging with schools and the wider community.
We’re the naming rights sponsor of the number 9/halfback for Bay of Plenty rugby men’s (Steamers) and women’s (Volcanix) teams.
In addition to the naming rights, our sponsorship also supports local communities with the Bay of Plenty rugby teams visiting schools, through to support at a club rugby level. We’ve been involved with Bay of Plenty rugby for a number of years and look forward to continuing this ongoing relationship.
From our inception, we have always helped where we can, in the communities we are involved in. Each year we provide sponsorships and donations to a number of different groups and causes, such as kindergartens, schools, school camps, sports clubs and more.