Aggreko Launches Innovate RAP During NAIDOC Week
This was originally published by Aggreko.
Melbourne, Australia: Aggreko has today launched a company-first Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to help deepen engagement, promote understanding and build long-term and sustainable relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the broader community.
Launched during National Reconciliation Week 2020, Aggreko’s Innovate RAP provides the organisation with a blueprint to ensure the organisation’s commitment to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, acknowledge our history, build closer relationships, provide employment opportunities and focus on supplier diversity. George Whyte, Managing Director Aggreko AusPac, said: “Our business is committed to making a positive difference to the lives and communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Importantly, this RAP further extends our efforts in the remote communities where Aggreko operates.”
The development of the Innovate RAP was overseen by Aggreko’s RAP Working Group (RWG) and the organisation’s internal Diversity and Inclusion Resource Group (DIRG).
Karen Mundine, Chief Executive Officer Reconciliation Australia said in her foreword to the RAP: “Through the development of an Innovate RAP, Aggreko joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program.”
Reconciliation is hard work – it’s a long, winding and corrugated road, not a broad, paved highway. Determination and effort at all levels of government and in all sections of the community will be essential to making reconciliation a reality.”
Behind the scenes, Aggreko’s DIRG and RWG have been actively working on providing an environment in which everyone feels safe, included and equal, while encouraging all employees and business partners to respect and embrace these principles.
“Our new Reconciliation Action Plan contains detailed actions that are ambitious and achievable. We want to increase access to employment, our procurement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses and employee participation in training and days of cultural significance”, said Mr. Whyte.