The implementation and delivery of our two RAPs affirm and formalise our commitment to the reconciliation process as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.
Downer’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group has started consultation with Reconciliation Australia to develop and launch an Innovate RAP in the 2022 financial year that will incorporate both Downer and Spotless. This will continue from the individual Innovate RAP’s in 2019 and Downer’s inaugural RAP in 2016.
The implementation and delivery of a single RAP incorporating both Downer and Spotless will affirm and formalise our commitment to the reconciliation process as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities. This will be our first RAP covering both Downer and Spotless, enabling the lessons learned from both organisations to be shared and aligning our commitments, programs, initiatives and outcomes.
We also acknowledge the special place that Māori hold as Tangata Whenua (people of the land) in New Zealand and are committed to creating an environment that promotes opportunities for Māori. This begins with executive sponsorship, and is reflected in our recruitment messaging, education and awareness strategies.