Reconciliation is a journey of understanding to forge deeper connections between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians
EBOS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is designed to facilitate reconciliation at EBOS by fostering deeper understanding and appreciation of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. It underpins EBOS’ growing commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive culture throughout our business across New Zealand and Australia.
We have consulted closely with Reconciliation Australia to define our own unique principals and vision for reconciliation and within the first year, we are proud to have achieved a significant number of our objectives.
Some highlights include:
• The unique artwork commissioned from Australian Football League (AFL) legend and acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artist Gavin Wanganeen
• Cultural Awareness Training for all leaders along with training on Behaviors of Inclusion for leaders
• Implementation of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country protocols
• Celebrating NAIDOC Week with special events, including an interview with keynote speaker Marlee Silva, proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman, author and host of the podcast series Always was, always will be our stories.
• Celebrating National Reconciliation Week and hosting Isaiah Dawe, Founder and CEO of ID Know Yourself, a company that delivers a culturally focused, trauma informed mentoring program for Aboriginal young npeople within Out of Home Care and in contact with the juvenile justice system.
In our second Reflect RAP, EBOS will take the learnings from our first Reflect RAP and focus these on outcomes that actively promote reconciliation in our business and our society. In particular, we will be focussed on how EBOS can better support career opportunities for First Nations Australians and work toward procuring more goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers.
Download EBOS Group Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2021
Download EBOS Group Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2020