Tell me more about Ausco’s reconciliation action plan.

Ausco Modular recognises that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are Australia’s first people.  We acknowledge that there has been considerable loss to them – their lands, kin, languages and cultural identity.  We also acknowledge that there is significant diversity amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with various languages, lands and cultures across the areas they reside in throughout Australia which can lead others to making false assumptions that they are all alike.

With this in mind, Ausco Modular has commenced a journey towards reconciliation and have established a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).  The RAP provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.  Through this RAP, we will focus on building relationships and raising awareness - both internally and externally, to ensure there is shared understanding and ownership around cultural diversity and inclusion within Ausco.  As an organisation, we support a long-term commitment to the development of higher levels of engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations.  We are committed to listening, learning and understanding more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and through our RAP, will establish goals to achieve this commitment which help foster a culture of respect and greater awareness.

At Ausco Modular, our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is driven by a desire to foster a culture of respect.  It is not just another business initiative, but rather a long-term cultural journey.

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan.  It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates. There are four (4) RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) which set out minimum elements required from the organisation to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.