Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Our vision is for NDY people to respect and embrace the proud heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to actively
promote opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and relationships within the communities where our offices are located across Australia.
Stuart Fowler, CEO, Norman Disney & Young [A Tetra Tech Company]
Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.
The development of NDY’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) conveys our ambition to advance our reconciliation journey.
Reconciliation Australia’s RAP program provides a supporting framework for NDY to positively contribute to the social, cultural and economic outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. More broadly, it is NDY’s goal to benefit all Australians by fostering greater historical acceptance and cultural appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, thereby improving respectful relationships with them.
We believe appreciation and acceptance of the past will contribute to inspiring non-Indigenous Australians to actively champion for positive futures, and equality, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. It is our aspiration that they may enjoy the same opportunities in life as non-Indigenous Australians, enabling us to walk together into a prosperous future.
NDY’s RAP sets out clear, actionable commitments for the next year across the key pillars of RAPs:
- Respect and
NDY is committed to engaging with representatives from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities to educate our people, to create a more harmonious society. We believe our own people can be agents for change. Once informed, they are the best ambassadors for driving attitudinal change in their own communities.
Over time, in addition to building strong consultative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, including those who are impacted by our work, NDY aspires to become an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the field of engineering consultancy. More broadly, we aspire to be recognised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a respectful company to work with through our willingness to listen and respond to community groups in our local areas. We will also seek to expand the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in our supply chain.
I will personally champion our RAP commitments, as this aligns with my role as Chair for the NDY Global Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. The NDY RAP Working Group will then, together with the Australian Executive Team, be responsible for driving and coordinating the implementation of our RAP commitments.
NDY will endeavour to improve its approach to reconciliation, by building on its successes, reporting on progress and setting new, more ambitious goals through future RAPs.