Recognising National Reconciliation Week: Glad Group’s focus on First Nations employment and social procurement

As we observed National Reconciliation Week, Glad Group proudly reaffirms our commitment to fostering meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Under the theme “Now more than ever,” we celebrated our progress and remain dedicated to our journey towards true reconciliation. Our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, highlights our dedication to embedding reconciliation into our business operations and advancing the national reconciliation movement.

Glad Group’s actions, aligned with our RAP

Central to our RAP is our focus on First Nations Employment and self-determination. We believe in amplifying the voices of First Nations people in decisions that impact them. By integrating our reconciliation commitments into our company performance scorecard, we ensure accountability and sustained progress at the highest levels.

Our commitment extends to enhancing supplier diversity by forming at least two new commercial relationships with Indigenous businesses annually, exemplified by our recent partnership with Outback Global, Australia’s leading Indigenous supplier of workwear.

Through our Social Procurement Policy, we leverage our purchasing power to support social enterprises and First Nations People-owned businesses, fostering a diverse and inclusive supply chain. We track our social procurement spending to provide transparency and demonstrate our impact.

How we’re commemorating NRW 2024

This year, we had the pleasure to welcome Anna Gannon, Cultural Support & Training Specialist from Kari and Jo-Ann Lee (Wiradjuri Country). Jo-Ann hosted a special interactive cooking event at our head office in Sydney. As she demonstrated her passion for fusing native and Indigenous Australian ingredients, Jo-Ann created a Koori fusion culinary experience for our team members to enjoy.

At Glad Group, we aim to educate our employees with the cultural understanding to build respectful and valuable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Read our RAP here: Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 

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