“Our partnership with Wirrigan Business Services complements Holcim’s growing social procurement activities, focused on aligning our supplier spend with businesses that share our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. Wirrigan Business Services is a 100% Aboriginal-Owned business and we are proud to support them as their first major customer,” says Damien Sheehy, Head of Procurement for Holcim Australia and New Zealand.
The partnership is another step in our procurement strategy, aimed at expanding our supply chain into areas with positive, sustainable and ethical approaches to organisational activities.
"We’re delighted to be in partnership with Holcim by providing a waste management solution and sincerely thank Damien, Rob, Chris, Ronan and the procurement team for great teamwork and transparency over the last three months to make this partnership happen,” says John McNamara, Managing Director of Wirrigan Business Services.
"The agreement with a larger global company speaks volumes on Holcim's commitment and determination to support the Indigenous business sector. The partnership will enable us to provide Aboriginal women a second chance at education, employment, and becoming community role models."
Wirrigan Business Services is 100% Aboriginal-Owned and was established to help public and private sector organisations support Indigenous employment programs through leveraging their procurement spend for good. The group offers a range of facilities, vehicle and marketing services.