Walking through the front door of every major office site across Australia, IAG employees and our guests will see a permanent reminder of the respect and esteem that we hold towards the traditional custodians of our lands.
Plaques providing an acknowledgement to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional land owners are now a visible presence.
CEO Personal Insurance and RAP Steering Committee Chair Andy Cornish says there was a need for a visible and tangible symbol of our commitment.
“The plaque publicly demonstrates that we respect the importance of Indigenous culture to our country and are committed to ensuring we play a leading role in the Reconciliation movement,” he says.
PI Claims Consultant Anastasia Raptis, who is based in our Essendon office, says she loves the plaques. “I look at the plaque and feel a great sense of pride working for an organisation that acknowledges and respects the traditional owners of this land,” she says.
Over in our Brisbane office, CareerTrackers Intern Jesse Savage said he was honoured to come to work for an organisation that has an understanding of the importance to respect the land they built upon.
“Naming the boardroom after the traditional land owners is a significant step in embracing and recognising a culturally accepting workplace,” he says.