Creating sustainable and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia is very important at Aurecon. Each year, Aurecon celebrates National Reconciliation Week, as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan commitment.
Aurecon's Reconciliation Action Plan informs our clients, partners and people of how we are raising awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, providing meaningful contribution to communities, and supporting employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, Aurecon has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney in support of the Galuwa programme – a programme that aims to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to pursue studies in engineering and information technology.
Aurecon’s commitment to Aboriginal suppliers was demonstrated in 2015 through the Wickham project in partnership with Rio Tinto Iron Ore. The project achieved a stretch target of 25% of financial commitments being contributed to Aboriginal businesses local to the Pilbara.
Reconciliation is a key component of Aurecon's diversity and social responsibility programmes. We envisage an Australia that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, a national identity that accepts and understands our shared history, and an Australia free from negative race relations.