Our reconciliation vision
Our vision for reconciliation is for all our people to respect and embrace the proud heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, and actively promote opportunities and respectful relationships to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to achieve an equitable future.
Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
The launch of Boral’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (November 2020 – November 2022) recognises that we want to do more to build a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.
While we have championed the causes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our operations for many years, we adopted our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2019.
Our Innovate RAP sets more ambitious goals and commitments to contribute to reconciliation, focusing on four key pillars: Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance
Our Innovate RAP commitments focus on:
- Relationships – building strong and long-lasting relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities.
- Respect – deepening respect for, and raising cultural awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and achievements.
- Opportunities – broadening social and economic opportunities through employment, including long-term career pathways and training, and increased participation in our supply chain.
Our Innovate RAP deliverables aim to create positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and support our progress towards achieving our reconciliation vision.
We are proud to have worked with Gilimbaa, a Supply Nation–certified Indigenous-owned business, which designed our Reconciliation Action Plan and the artwork in it.
Our reconciliation journey
- 2003: Entered partnership with Bangarra Dance Theatre to further understanding of Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and traditions
- 2004: Employed Aboriginal Employment Officer to increase employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across our operations
- 2005: Developed Aboriginal Employment Strategy
- Launched Indigenous Employment Plan, in conjunction with the Australian Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Commenced working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally on projects that support effective community representation for site-specific projects
- 2007—2015: Started Boral STEP (Structured Training and Employment Plan), which employed more than 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nationally
- 2016: Became corporate gold member of Supply Nation to support the procurement of goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
- Established Indigenous Procurement Policy to support a procurement process that delivers long-term economic and social benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
- Committed to joining Reconciliation Australia’s RAP program to support our reconciliation journey
- Started developing Reflect RAP
- 2020: Launched Innovate RAP
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