Closing the Gap – working together towards Reconciliation
Konica Minolta made a commitment to reconciliation, respect and improving the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other non-Indigenous Australians in our CSR Strategy: Pathways to Sustainability and Shared Value 2020.
During Reconciliation Week 2020 we began the process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan, to formalise our commitments and to build on the work that has already been done.
Through our partnership with The Smith Family we annually fund two “Learning for Life” scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Through our partnership with Landcare Australia, Konica Minolta has funded several indigenous projects including a Grant to the Ginninderra Catchment Group in the ACT for Aboriginal cultural site restoration and a Grant to support the Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria Cranbourne with Indigenous language plant naming, Indigenous knowledge tours, Indigenous games and a history of Treaty; and in December 2019 a group of Konica Minolta volunteers had a day working with IndigiGrow nursery learning about bush foods and plants indigenous to Australia.
We have celebrated major events with a Welcome to Country on several occasions, including at our sales Kick-off event on the Gold Coast in 2019, and at the opening of our refurbished Macquarie Park Headquarters in 2019, which included a traditional Smoking Ceremony.
We work with Supply Nation to procure goods and services from indigenous businesses as part of our commitment to contributing positively to improving economic circumstances and opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
We have had 2 indigenous students from Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement PACE program to help foster a talent pool for the future, and have worked with employment agencies to recruit trainees.
Working together towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). Learn more here.