We are proud to advance to an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2017, continuing our work towards reconciliation and reflecting on the successes, as well as the challenges of our previous RAP.
While our first RAP was launched in 2013, our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples began much earlier, reflecting the passion and dedication of our staff, customers and shareholders. Our RAP helped catalyse much of the work we do alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, while also providing an opportunity to reflect on the challenges our business has faced and how we can learn and grow.
In our new RAP we translate our vision for reconciliation into words. Supporting our business strategy, our new RAP will implement measure to support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff as they develop throughout their career. We will continue to focus on providing employment opportunities and measures that help increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who work for us.
We also understand that as a financial institution, we are uniquely placed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations working towards building financial capacity and literacy. Our new RAP will strengthen our collaboration in this area and make it easier for our staff to lend their time and expertise through volunteering and pro bono activities.
To download our plan for reconciliation, click here: 2017-2019 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan