Each year, the staff at Melbourne Pathology select one charity to support through fundraising events. All proceeds go directly to that chosen charity. We fundraise through BBQs, raffles and an end-of-year Staff Charity Ball.

In 2016, we supported Learning for Life Autism Centre (L4Life). The charity's mission is to provide early intervention Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA-based) therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), regardless of their financial circumstances. ABA-based therapy is highly effective in children with ASD, but is also expensive, which makes our donation extremely important.  
 
Melbourne Pathology also supports one charity each year in lieu of Christmas gifts.
In 2016, we made a charitable donation to Backpack Beds for Homeless.
  
Melbourne Pathology, together with other Sonic Healthcare practices, has made a commitment to support the people of eastern Congo by equipping, training and providing ongoing logistical support to HEAL Africa's Hospital Pathology department. Staff from Sonic Healthcare travel to Goma each year to help with lab staff training and the implementation of new procedures and equipment.

Sonic Healthcare Environmental Policy Commitment
As part of Sonic Healthcare, Melbourne Pathology recognises our corporate responsibility to respect and improve the environment in which we work and live. Our company is committed to meeting all relevant regulatory and legislative environmental requirements, to achieve continual improvement in environmental performance and to prevent pollution. In addition, we are committed to:

  • identifying and reducing waste and our consumption of resources
  • providing education and training for our staff on environmental matters
  • disaster mitigation through emergency planning to reduce adverse environmental outcomes.

Melbourne Pathology's management understands its responsibility with regard to protecting our environment and will work to enable employee commitment and involvement that  increases environmental awareness. This will, in turn, greatly assist continual improvement.

In accordance with the Sonic Values of "Demonstrating Responsibility and Accountability" and "Enthusiasm for Continuous Improvement", our environmental policy includes a commitment to transparency of compliance. We will establish and maintain procedures which specify our environmental objectives and targets and facilitate their regular review.

We will assume a leadership role in our diagnostic practices by encouraging our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to mirror our commitment to environmental responsibility.