b'A WORD FROM THE GENERAL MANAGEROUR IMPACT2 89Since Soft Landing commenced operating eleven years ago, we have collected, 289 8,807 dismantled and recycled over 3,000,000 bedding units, and this year alone we clocked EmploymentTonnes ofmore than 500,000 from around the country. Its a massive achievement and a significant opportunitieswaste divertedcontribution towards the diversion of end-of-life mattresses away from landfill disposal. provided from landfill Of course, we were challenged by the Global Pandemic and recurring periods of significant rain and flood which added complexity to all facets of our operationincluding adding extra weight to porous mattresses.My sincere gratitude and respect go to every member of the Soft Landing team for their efforts and commitment to the work we do while also handling impacts at home and in their communities over the last 12 months. Throughout the year we provided 289 employment opportunities across our sites, and of those, more than 200 were experiencing disadvantage or barriers to entering the workforce before they came to us.506,869 6,901 Our support colleagues in Community Resources and our front-line site management team (Steve Maizels, Harry-Daniels Grant, Jason Heron, Tom Maxwell, Jacob Stons, Josh Glanville, Kyle Easton MattressesTonnes ofand Kiana Smithers), are to be commended for ensuring those opportunities were provided; that our recycled steel recycled people came to work in a safe environment; and that they were paid on time, every time. Another big vote of thanks goes to our leadership team of Kylie Roberts-Frost, Joe Rasmussen, Julie Shannon, Mike Pennington and Steve Maizels, who have consistently shown leadership and shared expertise while ensuring that our sites all met our daily contracted commitments. We have grown, we have adapted, and we have made inroads into shifting our business into a better position because of this team.I feel it is worth reiterating that we face great challenges every day that we open for business.To solve those challenges quickly, consistently and effectively, we must continue to draw upon the shared skills and experiences of everyone we work with, both within Soft Landing and across our wider Community Resources group.We are blessed to be working with so many committed and talented people. Thank you to every one 747 1,159 of you for what you do. Tonnes ofTonnes of timber foamrecycled recycledCHRIS RICHARDSSoft Landing is a national socialSOFT LANDING GENERAL MANAGERenterprise that collects and recycles mattresses to keep waste out of landfill and create jobs for people experiencing barriers to work.Samuel Kentish, Soft Landing Hume PAGE 39'