Boral launches Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Boral has strengthened our commitment to Traditional Owners and their communities with a clear focus for action across the key pillars of reconciliation – relationships, respect and opportunities.
Our new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, will help Boral advance our reconciliation efforts with our employees and the communities in which we operate.
“Boral’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan aims to broaden and strengthen the ways in which we can improve the prosperity and social and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities,” said Mike Kane, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
The RAP will provide a consistent framework and build on strategic work Boral has been doing since 2005 to progress the causes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Boral Australia President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne Manners said: “In some parts of the business we have areas of excellence, but in other parts of the business we could do better in relation to reconciliation. This RAP provides a consistent approach to achieving high standards for all Boral’s Australian operations relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities.”
Boral’s ambition is to further strengthen our relationships with Traditional Owners and grow our partnership approach with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, programs and organisations. Our RAP is designed to strengthen cultural awareness, encourage staff participation and develop opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Boral Diversity & Inclusion Council Chairman and Southern Region Executive General Manager, Lloyd Wallace, and National Indigenous Affairs Manager Vince Scarcella will drive and coordinate our RAP commitments. Boral will also establish a RAP Working Group, which is one of our RAP commitments, to support the implementation of our RAP deliverables.
We intend to continue improving our approach to reconciliation by building on our successes, reporting on the delivery of our commitments and setting new more ambitious goals in the future.
“I encourage all our people across our Australian operations to embed our RAP commitments in how we do business and proactively support opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities,” added Wayne.
Artist Rachael Sarra from Supply Nation-certified Indigenous-owned creative agency, Gilimbaa, designed our reconciliation motif. “The artwork illustrates the important place that culture, respect and relationships have as the foundations within the corporate environment and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” Rachael said.
The Boral RAP is the first of four stages under Reconciliation Australia’s RAP Framework that Boral intends to progress through in coming years.
To read more and view Boral's Reconciliation Action Plan online, please visit www.boral.com/rap