Our vision is for All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be empowered to participate in the economy, be included in the financial system and have the means to build financial, social and natural hazard resilience for themselves, their family and their community.
Suncorp has completed the implementation of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We achieved this by ensuring meaningful relationships are built with First Nations organisations and championing work that is supporting our vision to empower all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the economy.
A key achievement was the launch of a new training module called Reconciliation: It Starts with Understanding, which has been completed by more than 300 employees since its launch in August 2022. This was accompanied by face‑to‑face sessions held with module creator John Briggs to deepen the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
Suncorp has also continued its work with partner First Nations Foundation, running financial literacy programs for 819 Indigenous Australians in FY23 and training 246 mentors to deliver the program locally. A new Impact Report by First Nations Foundation this year measured positive outcomes for the programs delivered.
#Our community partners
First Nations Foundation
Through the partnership with First Nations Foundation, we aim to deliver financial capability programs and education resources designed by and for First Nations people, community outreach events, and financial cultural capability training for Suncorp employees.
Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
Firesticks aims to empower Aboriginal peoples to reinvigorate cultural burning practices and work collectively with communities to build resilient landscapes and reduce the risk of bushfires.
Through the partnership, Suncorp will support Firesticks to develop and implement a nationally recognised certification which will provide Aboriginal peoples with learning and employment pathways in fire and land management.
#The Voice referendum
Suncorp continues to support reconciliation as key to building a more inclusive and resilient Australia and is proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice is one of the most important constitutional conversations in Australia’s history.
Suncorp encourages a constructive, informed and respectful dialogue ahead of all Australians exercising their democratic right to vote on the proposed amendments to the Constitution. Suncorp is committed to supporting our people to learn more about the Voice to enable each person to make their own informed decision.