Our Social Responsibility

We believe that business can be a force for good in the world. At Merchant Road, we are committed to working towards creating a fairer, more equal society. With more people being forcibly displaced from their homes now than at any other point in history, the refugee crisis is not something we can choose to ignore. 


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For many young refugees living in our community, the struggle of their journey continues when their attempts to create a new life in Australia are hindered by the difficulties of finding employment. We believe that all young people should be given the opportunity to fulfill their dream and that’s why we work in partnership with a not-for-profit, Brewing for Change, to fund paid hospitality traineeships for young refugees who are currently unemployed. The traineeships are a life-changing opportunity for the young people at Brewing for Change, enabling them to gain vital skills, familiarize themselves with Australian workplace culture, and secure ongoing employment.