Suncorp’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan aims to strengthen relationships, deepen respect for our First Nations Peoples’ rich history, cultures and achievements, and promote sustainable opportunities within our sphere of influence.
Suncorp has made solid progress since the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan in May 2018. We have embedded our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Handbook for all employees to use as a reference guide and launched an online introductory cultural awareness learning pack. We observed National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week with many of our people participating in events across Australia. More than 2,000 employees engaged in cultural education opportunities including cultural walking tours, workshops, morning teas, performances, markets, career expos and immersion opportunities.
We have strengthened our employment pathways and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates through CareerTrackers and other recruitment agencies. Our Supplier Code of Practice reinforces our commitment to diversity and we continue to work with Supply Nation to improve our sourcing processes and engagement with Indigenous businesses.We are building relationships through the support of organisations such as:
- The South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce to improve economic participation for small businesses, through their successful Meeanjin Markets in Brisbane
- First Nations Foundation to help expand their financial education and capability building programs
- Clontarf Foundation to improve education and employment outcomes for young Indigenous men.