Reconciliation and community
Reconciliation action plan
Ganbara RAP is currently under construction.
Our new RAP will reflect our organisational responsibility to how we will build the cultural capability and competency of our workplace and staff. This will succeed our Reflect RAP.
Formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, our previous RAP reflects our unwavering commitment to implementing real change, with the goal to provide a positive impact within the communities where we operate.
Our Reflect RAP focused on the core themes of Respect, Relationships and Opportunities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supply chain
We strive to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in our supply chain and some of the organisations we engage with are:
An established and successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family business, Print Junction have supplied our organisation with products that are high quality and value for money. With a broad range of products and services available and a thorough understanding of the printing industry, Ganbara is pleased to have Print Junction as one of its suppliers.
We are proud to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in our operations and have engaged Nood Australia to supply cleaning, packaging and washroom products. Led by Managing Director Anthony Wilson, a Narungga and Kaurna man, Nood supplies Ganbara and its capacity partners with a range of environmentally friendly products that our staff use when delivering services to our clients.
Ganbara and Nood will continue to work together to deliver ethical, sustainable services and products that support the highest standards of facilities management.
We are proud to have worked with Kiara Johnson who was pivotal in the redirection of our journey. An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman who works with clients in the government, non-profit and commercial sectors, to progress their economic engagements and social empowerment, we look forward to future engagement with Kiara.
Position We have utilised Position as a supplier for our merchandise and uniforms. Position is a company committed to positive impact and long term sustainability in this area.
Our core values
Ganbara recognises and celebrates Indigenous people and the unique value they bring to Australia as a nation. As a national organisation, we are committed to exploring and challenging our own understanding of Indigenous culture throughout the company, to examine our existing perceptions and understanding and then strive to develop a culturally aware workplace through cultural awareness training and community engagement.
We aim to establish and nurture connections with the traditional custodians of the lands in which we operate. We’re committed to building authentic internal and external relationships with organisations championing the reconciliation movement, by sponsoring select not-for-profits and participating in and contributing to community events.
Ganbara is committed to fostering and encouraging Indigenous engagement across the entire scope of our company. We will endeavour to achieve a minimum 1.5% Indigenous employment target across all personnel, to identify and cultivate Indigenous employees as candidates for potential leadership opportunities and plan and implement an Indigenous Internship program designed to upskill trainees and provide valuable workplace experience.
While the RAP is our initial step towards reconciliation, we understand there’s a long road ahead and we’re just beginning our own journey, but we hope the contributions of our company, and others like us, will help to reduce the inequalities between Indigenous and mainstream Australians.