Our Reconciliation Action Plan
We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we operate and the communities we serve. Our goal is to build working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities more broadly.
At the centre of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is our determination to strengthen relationships and build positive long-term connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, and organisations.
The premise for our RAP is simple: We are better for it; as people, as a company and as a country.
Our Melbourne headquarters features artwork by local Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson
The Uluru Statement from the Heart
We are proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart that calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution.
Investing in Supplier Diversity
We’re committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supplier diversity.
Being a member of Supply Nation and Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria helps us achieve this and allows our people to source competitive quotes from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses.
Putting our money where our mouth is with Muru Office Supplies
Business has been booming for proud Bidjigal man Mitchell Ross, the founder of Sydney-based Muru Office Supplies. The company has secured a number of big clients, including EnergyAustralia.
“We’ve been able to use the brand of EnergyAustralia to help us win other significant pieces of work,” said Mitchell. “In the 12 months since winning EnergyAustralia’s business, we’ve secured partnerships with the Commonwealth Bank and Qantas.”
Muru’s success has had many tangible benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Muru, which means “pathway” in the First Nations language of the coastal Sydney region, is a purpose-driven, community-focused organisation. It donates a significant percentage of its profits each year to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community programs, such as child literacy and numeracy programs in a community north of Cairns.
“We now ask our major contractors to demonstrate how they will engage with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community when they apply for major contracts with us,” said Rebecca Dominquez, EnergyAustralia Procurement Operations Lead. “We will assess this response in the same way we consider all other areas of the tender, and when implemented it’s an indirect way of meeting our reconciliation commitment.”