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First Nations Engagement

ISS respectfully acknowledges the First Nations Peoples, Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, waters and communities on which ISS business takes place. We honour their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples today.

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Our purpose is to uphold First Nations Peoples’ cultures, identities and communities. Within this, we recognise our responsibility to help close the gap by supporting Indigenous businesses and individuals to overcome systemic challenges.

ISS is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to our important role in improving employment and enterprise opportunities for Australia's First Nations people.

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ISS Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan

ISS Pacific's Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2024-2027 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2024-2027https://edge.sitecorecloud.io/issworldsera337-issworld-issworldpro3305-2144/media/files/au-files-2024/inclusion-and-diversity/stretchrap_final.pdf

ISS Reconciliation Action Plan

Since 2015, our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has provided the framework for ISS's key engagement and reconciliation efforts, aimed at supporting national reconciliation and narrowing the gap for Indigenous Australians. Developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, it focuses on fostering connections with community and culture, nurturing business partnerships and cultural safety, and building workplace capability.

Our RAP aligns with ISS's broader Inclusion and Diversity Strategy to guide how we improve employment outcomes through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention, and professional development. It also establishes clear business objectives and performance metrics to ensure a sustained commitment to local industry and advancing Australia’s First Peoples. 

To fulfil these commitments, we collaborate with partner organisations and individuals to:

  • develop and embed culturally appropriate policies and protocols
  • implement socially sustainable employment and training programs 
  • drive meaningful community engagement initiatives
  • foster Indigenous procurement partnerships.

 

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Indigenous engagement and Participation

Since 2008, we have delivered a range of community, employment and procurement initiatives to improve Indigenous participation, supplier diversity and social benefits for the communities in which we operate. 

Supporting sustainable procurement
ISS has a holistic approach to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers and improving economic and social outcomes. ISS is a corporate member of both Supply Nation and Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. We proactively work with Indigenous-owned and Supply Nation-certified businesses to procure services, equipment and produce, and we use local industry solutions whenever practical. 

Read more: ISS-Woollahra partnership/news/2024/03/26/woollahra-group-partnershipRead more: ISS-Indigeco partnership/news/2024/03/27/how-iss-and-indigeco-partner-to-build-indigenous-workforce-opportunities
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'Belonging'

This artwork by First Nations artist and descendant of the Gamilaroi Nation, Stephen Hogarth, supports the work of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. It visually represents what we strive for as an organisation – to be a Company of Belonging.

Indigenous employment

Across Australia, we aim to attract, recruit, support, engage and retain First Nations Placemakers. We offer meaningful employment and development opportunities informed by Indigenous stakeholders and industry partners.

In 2023, we focused on building our First Nations Employee Network to deliver cultural awareness training to our leaders and to provide cultural mentoring for our First Nations employees. Three of whom are members of our RAP committee.

We work hard to engage Indigenous trainees in our Global Management Trainee Program and First Nations liaison officers at some of our sites.

 

Procurement Enquiries & Career opportunities

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