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UGL’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch in Mackay, Queensland. Team members watched a digeridoo performance from Linden, who is followed by local elders Auntie Deb and Uncle George.

In September 2019, Mackay in Queensland played host to the launch of UGL’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

UGL selected Mackay as the perfect launch location due to its proximity to UGL’s customers and suppliers across the wide range of sectors UGL operates in, including energy, resources, mining, water, transport and technology.

Local elders Uncle George and Auntie Deb Netuschil performed a Welcome to Country and a traditional smoking ceremony.

UGL Managing Director Jason Spears said holding the launch of the company’s RAP in Mackay was significant.

UGL is committed to delivering the outcomes of this Reconciliation Action Plan and we’re enhancing the communities in which we operate.

Jason SpearsUGL Managing Director

“We employ thousands of people in all corners of Australia, and successfully delivering on the outcomes of this RAP will mean we have a more diverse and a more inclusive workplace.”    

UGL also recently launched diversity and inclusion targets. These targets drive ownership and accountability across the business. The targets assist with tracking our success in progressing a diverse, inclusive and talented workforce.

Thiess RAP update

Thiess launched a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan in 2017, after first introducing a RAP in 2013. Thiess’ Stretch RAP means goals and objectives are continually updated to ensure Thiess influences real and sustained change in the way they do business. To deliver the Stretch RAP, Thiess established a working group to undertake 75 RAP actions. This has included launching a supplier diversity strategy, commencing a partnership with the Clontarf Foundation and CareerTrackers, acknowledging National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and commencing work to deliver in-person cultural awareness training.   

CPB Contractors RAP update

CPB Contractors strengthened its commitment to reconciliation and improving economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, with the launch of the company’s first Reconciliation Action Plan on 26 June 2019. Key initiatives demonstrating CPB Contractors’ commitment include: as the first company to sign up for a 10 ten year partnership with CareerTrackers, we continued our relationship supporting more than 35 indigenous interns; engaging in progressive partnerships to work with indigenous companies, and participating in the Northern Territory's biggest Aboriginal housing program. Read more about the RAP here

(L to R): Local elders Uncle George and Auntie Deb.

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