Work Health Group launches first Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan as well as Cultural Protocol Policy

PERTH – This week, the Work Health Group launched its first WHG Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Perth. The RAP was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in November 2017 and will run from 2017 to 2019.

Speaking at the launch, CEO of the Group David Sagar said the Work Health Group had built on the foundation of a prior Reflect RAP.

“We have chosen to implement an Innovate RAP, which means we will step up and tackle some significant issues in our plan… issues such as pathways to employment, supplier diversity and more.

“This plan will guide us to make a meaningful contribution to reconciliation, building respect, relationships and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“Reconciliation is an issue of vital importance to each and every Australian. It’s important personally, as how can we be the great country we should be without it?

“And it’s important professionally, as ensuring understanding and business links with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses furthers diversity and inclusion, which is a foundation value of our Group.

“This Innovate RAP of ours is an exciting step because its actions are concrete and its ambitions aspirational. It exists to help us truly make a difference,” he said.

At the same time, the Work Health Group launched its Cultural Protocol Policy, which is one of the commitments made within the RAP.

You can read the Work Health Group RAP here.

You can read more about RAPs in general on the Reconciliation Australia RAP Hub here.