Reconciliation Action Plan
Konica Minolta launched its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, from its new office in Adelaide (Tandanya). Our RAP is a public commitment to reconciliation, to build better relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community for the benefit of all Australians.
SA Branch Manager Leo Marshall and Senior Kaurna Man, Mickey (Kumatpi) O'Brien.
Senior Kaurna Man, Mickey (Kumatpi) O'Brien performed a Smoking Ceremony for the branch and conducted a Welcome to Country. Artist and Kamilaroi and Jerringa Woman from NSW, Jasmine Sarin, spoke about the artwork selected for our RAP, Transient 1.
Senior Kaurna Man, Mickey (Kumatpi) O'Brien performing Smoking Ceremony with Adelaide staff.
The event was an opportunity for the Managing Director and Chair, Yohei Konaka, to highlight the company's commitment to reconciliation and for staff and external guests to learn more about the development and significance of the RAP. In addition, employees in branches across Australia got to watch the event online.
The Print Junction and Adelaide (Tandanya) Branch members with RAP.
Konica Minolta acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our RAP artwork ‘Transient 1’ designed by artist and Kamilaroi and Jerringa Woman, Jasmine Sarin | Website: Home | jskd (jskooridesigns.com.au)
The Reflect RAP is the first of four RAP types — Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate. The Reflect RAP lays the foundations for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives. It delivers outcomes around relationships, respect and opportunities. These outcomes contribute towards the five dimensions of reconciliation: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, unity, and historical acceptance.
Some of the ways we intend to contribute to reconciliation are by:
Paying respect to traditional custodians with an Acknowledgment of Country at events and meetings, on our website and emails, and in our offices
Celebrating and acknowledging significant days or weeks such as National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week
Utilising our people, expertise, resources, and networks, we will work with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers and business partners to help support new opportunities and relationships with First Nations communities.
Konica Minolta is a member of Supply Nation. We understand that the impact of supporting First Nations businesses goes further than the business owners; it supports future generations and communities.
Supply Nation is the Australian leader in supplier diversity, and since 2009 has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses along with procurement teams from government and corporate Australia to help shape today’s rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector.
Read and download our full Reconciliation Action Plan below.
DOWNLOAD RAP PLAN