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Ingham’s launches Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Ingham’s has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the launch of its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Ingham’s has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the launch of its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The RAP outlines Ingham’s planned measures to encourage inclusion, equity, diversity and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within its operations.

“We have an inclusion, equity and diversity framework which sets the foundations to ensure we’re fostering an inclusive and constructive culture so that our people feel they can bring their best selves to work and thrive personally and professionally,” Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Andrew Reeves, said.

“A key goal for Ingham’s has been the launch and implementation of a Reconciliation Action Plan, to support greater opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and I am proud to say we are making good on that commitment today.”

Ingham’s has introduced different initiatives as part of this commitment, including sponsoring the CareerTrackers program and providing support for university students. The company will also offer two scholarships through the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) to support increased representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the arts.

“With our national presence, we also have wonderful opportunities to do more going forward, for example, by exploring opportunities to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in our supply chain, which for every $1 can generate $4.41 of social return,” Andrew Reeves said.

“It becomes a very powerful agent for change when your investment can deliver four times the value.”

An important part of the launch was unveiling artwork commissioned from local Aboriginal artist Kelly Taylor, which is displayed at the distribution centre, and also featured in the design of the Reflect RAP document. It represents a visual commitment to the recognition and inclusion of First Nations’ culture within the corporate structures of Ingham’s.

Ingham’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a national initiative reflecting the organisation’s commitment across the country. The direction set out by this plan outlines a step towards deeper cultural understanding, enhanced community engagement, and better opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all areas of Ingham’s business operations.

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