The partnership sees the launch of our new limited-edition 1kg tins of NESCAFÉ BLEND 43 instant coffee and 280pk sachets exclusive to Mandura. Mandura’s purpose is to elevate and support First Nations peoples in Australian businesses and communities.
CEO of Mandura, Scott Allen, says, “Our partnership with Nestlé Professional allows us to further our goals of donating 20% of Mandura profits to the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation. Dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation, the Foundation’s focus areas include First Nations mental health, entrepreneurship and education as well as positive employment opportunities for First Nations.”
From the limited-edition tins and sachets, almost 8 million cups of NESCAFÉ BLEND 43 will be enjoyed by Australians in workplaces and ‘trading places’ across the country.
NESCAFÉ BLEND 43 is made with Aussie community spirit, and is proudly roasted and blended on Gubbi Gubbi land (Gympie, Queensland).
Mandura, a joint venture with Winc, has been established in partnership with Roderick McLeod, Chairman, and Scott Allen, CEO. It is Australia’s foremost First Nations workplace supplies company which actively works to elevate First Nations Peoples, businesses, entrepreneurs, products, communities and culture.
Mandura is First Nations owned and controlled. With a ‘First Nations First’ employment strategy, when you buy products from Mandura you’re helping to create a strong ripple effect in First Nations Bimbles. The organisation also has a commitment to donate 20% of all profits to the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation.
To learn more about Mandura, visit www.mandura.com.au
About the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation
The Pauline E. McLeod Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation of First Nations Peoples.
Focus areas of the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation include First Nations cultural education, mental health, entrepreneurship and positive employment opportunities for First Nations Australians.
To learn more about the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation, visit Pauline E. McLeod Foundation | Mandura
About the Artwork
The NESCAFÉ BLEND 43 x Mandura limited edition 1kg tins and sachets feature a Mandura-commissioned artwork by Murray Murrajuaiie Belford, a PITTA-PITTA man from the Channel Country surrounding the Boulia district in South West Queensland.
The artwork tells the story of Mandura, which means ‘trading place’ in the Jaithmathang Bimble language.
Murrajuaiie was given the task of bringing to life the Mandura story in the beautiful, dramatic art style he is known for.
According to Murrajuaiie: “This painting represents the Jaithmathang Mandura Trading places held by other invited First Nation Groups within Jaithmathang Bimble. The handprints represent the sharing of Ancient Stories, Song Lines and Dance Rites for future generations to pass on as this is never forgotten knowledge including Jaithmathang Morning Star Dreaming.
“The Ancestral Knowledge is incorporated into this painting as it is in today’s timeline for the different enterprises Mandura trades with to create solid foundations for future generations to positively live.”
Nestlé Professional Australia acknowledges the First Peoples – the traditional owners of the lands where we live and work. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We respect and honour Elders past, present and emerging.