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Global Goals partners

The Global Goals provides us with a reason and framework by which to create meaningful partnerships. By uniting with arts & culture, together we can work towards the Goals and overcome some of the biggest challenges of our time.

In keeping with Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals, the Opera House will champion ours and our partners’ commitment to the Global Goals on a global stage; not only raising awareness on a brand level, but contributing to the perception of Australia’s dedication to shaping a better and more equitable world.

There is no better time for big business to align with the arts to help shape a better future. Together, we can build a partnership of aligned and mutually beneficial activity underpinned by a commitment to change for good. 

The values of the Global Goals are embedded in everything we do at the Opera House, from our creative experiences, to the renewal of the building, and as a diverse and inclusive place for our community. We're striving to do more...

Louise Herron AM, CEO


Dettol is a leader in germ protection helping Australian families protect what they love for over 80 years through better hygiene and hand washing. Founded in trust, efficacy and education, Dettol’s purpose is to ensure everyone has the right to good hygiene and is continuing its fight to empower everyone with the knowledge to build positive and long-lasting hygiene habits.

Recent research* from Dettol has identified that Australia has a hygiene literacy gap with teachers, parents and children not having an adequate understanding about the importance of hygiene and how to wash hands properly.

To help close the hygiene gap, The Opera House and Dettol will collaborate on a range of engaging, interactive experiences for the next generation of Australians, focused on the importance of healthy habits.

The announcement comes as Dettol launches Catch a Habit, a dedicated program to help children adopt good hand hygiene habits, to help stop the spread of germs. Throughout the Catch a Habit program and its partnership with Sydney Opera House, Dettol aims to improve hygiene literacy by reaching at least one million children to improve understanding and enthusiasm for practicing good hygiene. The campaign will come to life through a new “Catch a habit” song, new hygiene content, and a new hygiene school curriculum launching in 2022.

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*Hygiene Behaviour Change: Embedding behaviour change at the heart of RB’s purpose strategy”, Report by Global Hygiene Council and Ipsos. 2021


Honeywell is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safe, efficient and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.

Honeywell products and solutions help enable a smarter, safer and more sustainable world, enhancing the quality of life of people around the globe.
Honeywell is proud to be the first Global Goals partner of the Sydney Opera House. The effort demonstrates our shared values as we look forward to protect the environment. Our continued collaboration on key initiatives aligned with the Global Goals will support the world-famous iconic performing arts centre’s commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

LISTEN: The Future Is... Sustainability at the Sydney Opera House podcast
Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron and Honeywell Building Technologies President and CEO Vimal Kapur discuss how data helps the iconic building conserve energy and water.

WATCH: Sustainability at the House interview
Sydney Opera House Environmental Sustainability Manager Emma Bombonato and Honeywell Building Technology Services General Manager APAC Stefanie Oakes discuss how the Sydney Opera House is partnering to become climate positive by 2023.

To find out more about Honeywell, visit the Honeywell website