2 June 2020
Brisbane-based firm, Canstruct, has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) today, during National Reconciliation Week, to formalise its commitment to supporting reconciliation efforts both in the community and the workplace.
The RAP was approved by Reconciliation Australia – an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to contributing to the reconciliation of the nation.
Chief Operating Officer of Canstruct, Damien Cavanagh, said corporations are often in a powerful position to influence positive change to benefit everyone and our RAP is going to do just that.
“While all employees can take personal action towards the unity of our country, this RAP is a structured framework through which Canstruct can contribute as a business and use our corporate platform to contribute to a unified nation.”
A 2018 report by PWC – The contribution of the Indigenous business sector to Australia’s economy – states that in 2016 Indigenous businesses contributed to approximately $2.2 billion to $6.6 billion which represents 0.1 per cent to 0.4 per cent of the nation’s GDP.
Mr Cavanagh said research such as this reiterated the importance of Australian businesses developing a RAP and committing to engaging with Indigenous businesses and groups.
“We know that financial independence is a good means of providing opportunities to disadvantaged communities and if we can support the economic success of Indigenous businesses, we will.”
“Canstruct acknowledges and appreciates that diversity is the key to unified success. We are not about leaving disadvantaged communities behind while others succeed,” he said.
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Canstruct is an international diversified services firm specialising in infrastructure, humanitarian services, logistics and facilities maintenance. With a history spanning over half a century, it has delivered complex projects in some of the most logistically challenging locations in the world. Their portfolio includes delivering critical infrastructure projects in the South Pacific for sovereign nations as well as investing in manufacturing and development. The company has a focus on advocating diversity and inclusion.