Arup launches Reconciliation Action Plan

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
29 May 2018

As part of our commitment to celebrating and building on respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and other Australians, Arup has released the 2018-2020 Reconciliation Action Plan.

Arup has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities since 1993 on the design, delivery, operation and management of their buildings and infrastructure at a program and project level. We believe that reconciliation is critical not only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, but to all Australians, and respect for their history and culture is key to Arup’s core values.

Arup is dedicated to driving reconciliation through developing employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It demonstrates this dedication through its aim to engage with existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to consult on employment strategies, including professional development. ”

Karen Mundine Karen Mundine Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia

Since developing our first Indigenous Employment Strategy in 2011 our business has achieved significant milestones and made practical contributions to improving opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We have built, and will continue to develop, partnerships with organisations such as Supply Nation and Engineering Aid Australia, and provide opportunities for students and interns through CareerTrackers.

We have come a long way and recognise that there is still more to do to drive change. This Reconciliation Action Plan shapes the next chapter in Arup’s journey. ”

Peter Chamley Peter Chamley Chair, Australasia Region

Click here to read the Reconciliation Action Plan (7MB).

This original art work was created for Arup by Gilimbaa, an Indigenous creative agency accredited by Supply Nation.