In May 2013 ABB in Australia launched our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with the aim of helping to provide more opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. By raising awareness of Indigenous traditions within ABB and exploring ways of working with communities, we hope to raise living standards by providing job and training opportunities.
The initiative focuses on three key areas: relationships, respect and opportunities.Our goal is to organically increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in all levels of the company and to support future generations of working Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education programs. Equally, there are a range of procurement opportunities to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners through ABB’s sub-contracting arrangements. This level of engagement provides opportunity to increase indirect employment, business and community participation.