McConnell Dowell and Built Environs launch ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan

McConnell Dowell and Built Environs are proud to commit to our next Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) ‘Innovate’ which has been fully endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

After completing our first Reflect RAP in 2022, MCD and Built Environs have worked together to realign our approach taking the RAP pillars of Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance to the next level for the Innovate Phase.

Some of the key commitments include further cross-cultural awareness training, exploring local story telling opportunities through our projects, review of key policies and procedures to ensure they remain free of bias, creating more meaningful employment and supply chain opportunities for First Nations businesses.

Jim Frith, Managing Director of Australia said that McConnell Dowell had a proud history of working respectfully with First Nations all over Australia.

“We as a company have worked respectfully and closely with First Nations people on our projects long before commencing our RAP,” Jim said.

“What the RAP gives us though, is a consistent structure to build on and to challenge ourselves with our learning, listening, understanding and just doing more.

“Reconciliation is a journey and together we are stepping towards something more meaningful.

“This company delivers projects all over Australia and our work with communities and our investments in supply chain and local economies, gives us some unique opportunities to make a real difference.”

Michael Clemenger, Built Environs Managing Director said we have implemented a RAP to demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation with First Nations.

“Innovate is the next stage from Reflect and is a step up for us,” Michael said.

“Our business straddles two different but very rich indigenous cultures across Australia and New Zealand, and we are very excited to learn more about their deep spiritual cultures, history and connections to their lands.”

Click on the picture below to read our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

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