In 2013, IAG unveiled its first RAP.
This was an Innovate RAP, which was created by Reconciliation Australia to ensure organisations with developed relationships with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders are ready to develop or implement programs for cultural learning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and supplier diversity.
In 2015, we pushed ourselves further by committing to a Stretch RAP. We are ready to challenge ourselves further and deepen our impact and contributions to Reconciliation in this country.
The below are our RAP achievements from 2014-2015:
|Development of a cultural protocol document||A cultural protocol document was developed which guides the organisation on when to perform an Acknowledgement to Country and when to invite an elder to perform a Welcome to Country.|
|Cultural training program||Approximately 120 employees have completed a face to face cultural competency program with Aboriginal facilitator Shelley Reys,|
|Secondment Program||A secondment program with Jawun has been developed with 13 employees completing a secondment|
|Partner with CareerTrackers to pilot Internship Program||We have signed up to the 10/10 Program and taken on 24 interns across the business.|
|Financial Literacy Program||We did not develop a financial literacy program as we instead decided to develop a research project which would identify the attitudes and challenges Indigenous people face with insurance. This would assist us in determining next steps.|
|Acknowledge traditional owners at IAG offices||
We have placed plaques in our offices acknowledging the traditional Indigenous owners.
In our Brisbane office we changed the name of our Boardroom to now be called the Turrbal/Jagera Boardroom after the two traditional owners of Brisbane.
|Develop and pilot a cross-cultural training program for IAG||
120 employees (approximately 1% of workforce) completed a face to face Indigenous cultural competency workshop with Indigenous facilitator, Shelley Reys.
An online Indigenous training tool has been developed and will be launched in December 2015.
|Communicate to our people the history and theme of each year’s National Reconciliation Week||National Reconciliation Week was celebrated internally through intranet and yammer with stories of our partnerships. There were also four celebratory events that took place with Indigenous speakers in our offices in Parramatta, Hurstville, Brisbane and Perth.|
|Review baseline data for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employees within IAG||A diversity census was carried out across the organisation which showed that 30 IAG employees identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.|
|Continue membership of Supply Nation||IAG has continued to be a member of Supply Nation, further expanding the relationship by becoming a sponsor of the Supply Nation Awards and Dinner|
|Provide at least one grant opportunity to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation whose goals support IAG’s RAP vision||A grant of $5,000 was provided to Broome based Indigenous media outlet, Goolari Media Enterprises to produce stories featuring inspiring stories about local environmental projects.|
|Creation of a RAP Steering Committee and RAP Working Group||
A Steering Committee comprising senior leaders across the business was created and meet four times per year to discuss the strategic direction of the RAP.
A RAP Working Group, Chaired by the Manager, Indigenous Engagement has been created of staff involved in the delivery of RAP initiatives.
A Terms of Reference was developed for each committee.