we’re giving back
Our beautiful native wildlife illustrations created by the much loved well known Australian artist Pete Cromer have been an iconic feature on our little red box for years. At Sunbeam, as part of our commitment to expanding our dedicated environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future, we are proud to partner with WIRES Wildlife Rescue
This year, SUNBEAM are giving back to the wildlife community by supporting
Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation
At Sunbeam we believe the natural goodness from our sun-ripened fruits and nuts helps you to not only live healthier, but provides the inspiration to create delicious food from nature’s best produce.
We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We respect the land our produce comes from and protect the environment that benefits the communities where we work.
We are committed to making choices that benefit our farmers, customers, employees and the planet. From the source of our products to the consumer, we want to ensure we are dedicated to environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future and lead to social and economical longevity in our community.
We are committed to expanding our sustainable practices in key areas of our business these goals will be a key pillar of communication to our team, our communities, our consumers, retail partners and suppliers.
Wildlife Rescue 7 days a week, 365 days a year
WIRES is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for over 35 years. Their mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
WIRES operate a dedicated Wildlife Rescue Office assisting wildlife and the community across Australia 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, providing rescue advice and assistance for over 130,000 animals annually, as well as providing full-time mobile Wildlife Emergency Responders operating across Greater Sydney, South-East Queensland and Tasmania.
WIRES is working nationally with strategic partners to support the long-term recovery of wildlife habitat and the long-term preservation of native species in the wild.
Sunbeam supports WIRES in celebration of the Australian wildlife community reflected in the native illustrations on our iconic red sultana snack boxes.
The iconic Koala species has recently been listed as an endangered species vulnerable to extinction in NSW, ACT and QLD. WIRES work with a growing number of sick and injured koalas sent to specialised carers for rehabilitation.
The Northern Hairy-nosed wombat is listed as Critically Endangered and is presumed extinct in NSW. Mange is the biggest threat to remaining wombat species in NSW, and is estimated to be present in 90% of local populations. WIRES has introduced a new Community Mange Treatment Program to help battle the disease.
There are 15 species of kangaroos and wallabies in NSW, with a significant number now listed as threatened in NSW. Every year, WIRES attend to a growing number of joeys orphaned through vehicle collisions requiring specialised care before returning to the wild.
Echidnas are Australia’s most widespread native mammal. Along with the platypus, they are the only monotremes – egg laying mammals. Every year, WIRES attend to a growing number of infant echidna ‘puggles’ orphaned through vehicle collisions needing specialised care before returning to the wild.
Galahs are found throughout Australia and are the most common species of the cockatoo family. Galahs can survive up to 25 years in the wild. Around breeding season in spring and summer, WIRES receives thousands of calls to rescue galahs and other native bird species.