“Lendlease’s vision is to create the best places and in working to achieve that we must learn, with deep respect, from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters and recognise and value the fundamental place their culture, knowledge and history have in making Australia the best and most equitable place it can be for all Australians,” said Lendlease Group CEO and Managing Director, Steve McCann.
Since 2011, when we first introduced our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we have encouraged all our Australian employees to acknowledge and celebrate the proud heritage of Australia’s First Peoples and promote opportunities for career development, sustainable business growth, and economic participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians within our sector.
In 2016, we launched our second RAP with Reconciliation Australia, entitled ‘Building Respect: Past, Present, Future’, that expanded our commitment to Indigenous participation and achieved an ‘Elevate’ level status.
Providing cultural awareness and engagement learning opportunities for Lendlease employees:
Lendlease employees in Australia have completed face to face or online cultural awareness learning.
Lendlease employees in Australia have engaged in cultural immersion opportunities on Country.
client of Arrilla Digital, an Indigenous cultural competency online learning program available to all Lendlease employees.
Increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people directly employed by Lendlease:
of Lendlease employees self identify as Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous university interns have been hosted by Lendlease through our partnership with CareerTrackers since 2011
formal partnerships with organisations that work to improve academic and employment outcomes for Indigenous students.
Increasing procurement activity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses:
The Gymea program is our national procurement strategy targeted at increasing procurement activity with Indigenous businesses
spent in FY18 with registered and certified Indigenous businesses (compared to FY17 spend of $26 million)
Indigenous businesses have signed strategic partnership agreements with Lendlease to create opportunities that enable them to grow.
1. Since 2012