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 Reflect 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. Each year, we have observed National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week with many of our people participating in events across Australia. More than 2,000 employees have also engaged in cultural awareness and capability building opportunities including cultural walking tours, workshops, morning teas, performances, markets, career expos and immersion experiences.
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.
In 2019-20, Suncorp strengthened its partnership with Clontarf Foundation, hosting career exposure days and work experience opportunities to improve education and employment outcomes for young Indigenous men. Suncorp attended Clontarf’s employment forums where students broaden their horizons, learn new skills and discover a range of career options. Suncorp leaders also participated in immersive cultural experiences with the Clontarf Academies, deepening their understanding of the work Clontarf does to prepare students for transition from school to employment. Suncorp employed a Clontarf Foundation graduate into its store network this year.
In 2019-20, we also worked with The South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce to improve economic participation for small businesses, through the Meeanjin Markets in Brisbane and First Nations Foundation to support the launch of indigenoussuper.com.au which provides financial education and capability building.