At PwC we believe reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is core to Australia’s national identity.
We are proud of the contribution PwC has made to reconciliation, but we know there is still much more to do. We are committed to bringing our skills, expertise and amazing people to the challenge of making positive progress towards reconciliation.
Since launching our first RAP in 2010, our investment, partnerships and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities have continued to go from strength to strength.
This year, our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was recognised with an ‘elevate’ status by Reconciliation Australia our commitments include;
A pilot program in Victoria to incubate 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to fast track their growth. If successful, we will scale the program nationally to at least 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses across the country.
Employ 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into our Firm over the next four years. PwC has developed and implemented tailored recruitment strategies to meet this target.
PwC is a Supply Nation member and will continue to improve its procurement strategies to grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. By 2023, PwC and PIC will achieve 2.5% of contestable spend with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suppliers and PIC will achieve 3% of contestable spend with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suppliers.
“Our shared journey to deliver this joint RAP is the result of much thinking and hard work. It is, in a way, a manifestation of reconciliation itself, in that it celebrates and values the genuine contributions of both PIC and PwC Australia in improving the lives of our peoples.”
We are honoured to be principal sponsors of this year's Garma Festival and we’re incredibly grateful to the Yolngu people for welcoming us onto their country and sharing their culture and wisdom.
Our team met leaders from across the country to discuss how we can continue to work together to promote reconciliation.
PwC’s The Impact Assembly will continue its work with the Yothu Yindi Foundation and Yolngu communities to deliver tangible outcomes for local education.
In the spirit of reconciliation, PwC has joined a growing coalition of companies, organisations and universities to support the Uluru Statement of the Heart and its call for a referendum to enshrine the voice of our First Nations peoples into Australia’s constitution.
"To achieve reconciliation in Australia, it is paramount that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities have a constitutionally enshrined voice to empower their communities to self determine their futures. We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations peoples; including truth-telling about our history, so Australia can unite".
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