Reconciliation Action Plan

Holcim has developed this Reflect RAP to formalise our commitment to reconciliation and to build on the work that’s already been done to establish and maintain sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the communities in which we operate.

 


Our Reconciliation Vision

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Our vision is a reconciled Australia that recognises and respects the histories, cultures and customs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and provides opportunities to support social thriving and economic independence.

We want our partnerships with local communities to be genuine and mutually beneficial, enriched through an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples, cultures, rights and experiences.

In our business operations and supply chains we want to create opportunities to work together with First Nations people and to ensure our workplaces are welcoming and respectful.

Our RAP will form part of our broader diversity and inclusion strategy to ensure our commitments are embedded in our organisation and our vision for reconciliation is brought to life.

 

This is Holcim’s first RAP, however our journey towards reconciliation has been progressing for many years. The launch of this RAP will result in Holcim employees undertaking activities to improve outcomes for First Nations people in the Australian communities in which we operate.

 
Respect

Respect

  • Recognising and respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, rights and experiences.
  • Acknowledging the significance of the connections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the land on which our business operates.
 
Relationships

Relationships

  • Working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in planning, maintaining and closing our operations.
  • Understanding and taking into account First Nations perceptions of the social and cultural heritage consequences of our activities.
  • Supporting partnerships that have a positive impact on local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
 
Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Creating pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to find employment within Holcim’s business and operations.
  • Creating a respectful and welcoming environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our business and operations.
  • Seeking opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in Holcim’s operations through procurement or partnership.

 

 


About the art “The Story of the Land”

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This artwork was created by Nanii Davies in collaboration with Holcim ANZ. The following is written by the artist to explain in her voice, the symbolism, stories and inspiration within this painting.

The Story of the Land is a visual narrative showing Holcim’s reconciliation journey, their commitment to their employees and Australian communities, Holcim’s environmental preservation and sustainability initiatives and how this journey connects with our traditional lands, animals and First Nation people.

As with most Aboriginal paintings, The Story of the Land depicts the landscape from a birds-eye view. Traditionally, Aboriginal paintings were more than just a beautiful piece of artwork. The birds-eye view gave the artist an opportunity to communicate where good hunting grounds were, water sources could be found, the locations of campsites and many more helpful pieces of information.

This is where symbolism becomes important. Traditional symbols for animals, food, sacred sites and people (to name a few) are placed at geographically accurate places on our artworks; a beautiful piece of artwork that doubles as a map (and vice versa).

 

 

Holcim has developed this Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to formalise our commitment to reconciliation and to build on the work that’s already been done to establish and maintain sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the communities in which we operate.