Smartgroup acknowledges the Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respect to them and to Elders past, present and emerging and thank them for their ongoing custodianship of this land and community. This always was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and seas.
As a diverse employer, Smartgroup is committed to playing an active and ongoing role in providing equal employment opportunity to everyone, where every person feels valued, respected and welcome at Smartgroup. Our vision is to ensure we support, empower and work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Smartgroup’s vision for reconciliation is an Australia in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have equal access to financial and social wellbeing, including workplaces that empower their employees to control their financial wellness. We are excited to be recognised as a member of the RAP network with our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) receiving formal endorsement by Reconciliation Australia.
After having completed our targets and objectives in our Reflect RAP, we are excited to be launching and implementing our second RAP, and to share with you our Innovate RAP as the next step in our reconciliation journey.
What is a RAP?
A 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.
The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation (opportunities, relationships, respect and governance & reporting) by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our RAP Artwork
The artwork is created by Jade Kennedy and is called Grow Mother Country. Jade incorporates his heritage of the Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti, Waddi Waddi and Noongar people in his work. His artworks tell a story of where he comes from and who he is, with this particular artwork representing Smartgroup’s reconciliation journey. Jade’s artist statement can be found in our RAP document. A canvas version of this can be found on display in the Sydney office.
Our Internal and Community Initiatives
Smartgroup’s engagement with reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to date has been manifested through Community partnerships and internal initiatives, such as NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation Week celebrations.