At AGL, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we operate and continue to foster relationships with First Nations people.
Every year we recognise NAIDOC Week, which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. While the celebrations ran a little later than usual this year, that didn’t stop our people from getting involved.
Our Indigenous Engagement Working Group partnered with the Diversity Council Australia to attend their webinar event exploring how businesses can better support Indigenous employees – while our people at AGL Macquarie hosted a special breakfast featuring local didgeridoo maker and player Richie Lawton from Budbudda Dreaming.
Over in South Australia, several leaders from Torrens Island Power Station met with leaders from Kaurna, Narunga, Ngarrindjeri, Peramangk and Ngadjuri nations at a NAIDOC Roundtable session, to discuss how they can learn from each other and collaborate into the future.
As we draw closer to publishing our Reconciliation Action Plan, we’ve developed a program of initiatives designed to help close the gap for Australia’s Indigenous people and communities.
One of these initiatives is to formally partner with Supply Nation, an organisation dedicated to facilitating and promoting business between corporate Australia, Government agencies and Indigenous owned businesses.
John Chambers, Executive General Manager, Future Business and Technology and Executive Sponsor of AGL’s Reconciliation Action Plan, believes this is an important step in our reconciliation journey – as it will allow AGL to increase our year on year spend with Supply Nation’s registered / certified suppliers.
“As one of Australia’s oldest and largest corporate organisations, we know we have a huge role to play in supporting reconciliation,” said John.
“We’re excited to be joining the Supply Nation community, as this will help us to strengthen our long-standing relationships with First Nations communities, throughout the traditional lands in which we operate.”
For more information, please visit the Supply Nation website.