In 2019, Reconciliation Australia endorsed our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan – our two-year commitment to building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, so we can grow together.Reconciliation Action Plan
We have a history of being connected to the communities where we operate, building great relationships and working in partnership at a local level. We provide opportunities for our people and our customers to discover more about their origins and share their history.
During National Reconciliation Week in 2020 we asked employees to research the land their store operates on and share stories of what they learned. Acknowledgement of Country plaques are being issued to our branches to recognise the traditional custodians of land they work on.
We continue to build an inclusive culture at Reece. Our approach to inclusivity, is to create an environment where everyone can be themselves. We are committed to building understanding, and respect, for First Australians through cultural awareness programs and learning experiences.
In 2020, as part of our apprenticeship program, we welcomed three school based apprentices, into the business, who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
We want to help close the gap, and play our part, providing sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through apprenticeship programs, partnering with youth groups and senior leaders attending Garma to build broader connection, we look to create opportunities across the business.
We encourage our Indigenous team members to share their stories to help us all learn. We run training sessions and workshops for our people, so we can all understand the history of First Australians, and the role our RAP plays in recognising the importance of Reconciliation.