Supporting Indigenous Communities

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The Toxfree Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was recently updated and re-launched to the public. Our RAP focuses around building beneficial and lasting relationships with indigenous communities. Toxfree aim to hire indigenous staff where possible and provide them with training and support within our industries. Our RAP also looks to increase awareness around the indigenous culture and help all employees better understand the indigenous way of life.

The RAP is an integral element of Toxfree’s approach in delivering improved outcomes for both Toxfree and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Toxfree has Indigenous employment initiatives, education and partnership agreements in place as well as promoting respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The RAP will help to sustain reconciliation initiatives as a core focus for our company.

On March 9 we launched our 2015-2017 Reconciliation Action Plan at our Coopers Plains site. We were fortunate enough to have a representative from Reconciliation Australia attend and speak about the importance of companies having a RAP. We were entertained by Shannen Ruska, Traditional Custodian of the Brisbane Regions and The Nunukul Yuggera Dancers who provided the ‘Welcome To Country’ and performed traditional dances and demonstrated how to make fire with sticks and dried grass.

You can view our full RAP here.

Photo: Nick Badyk with the The Nunukul Yuggera Dancers.