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First Peoples

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First Peoples

We provide a culturally safe environment for our staff and communities through recognition of our First Peoples

Through our work with Indigenous Elders, we continue to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement strategies and partnerships for community empowerment, as well as respect for the knowledge systems of our First Peoples.

At Berg, we have a strong vision for reconciliation

We acknowledge the wisdom inherent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians as the oldest surviving culture in the world and recognise their custodianship of the land on which our sites are located.

Berg strives to be a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are valued and respected, and where First Australian Peoples’ cultures and knowledge form an integral part of our vision. We also recognise reconciliation is a shared process and that every staff member has a role to play in effecting positive change for a better, more inclusive Australia.

KEY RECONCILIATION THEMES

We’ve aligned Reconciliation Australia’s key themes of relationships, respect and opportunity in contributing to a better-reconciled Australia to our strategic goals.

Relationships

Bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community together, focusing on communication and better partnerships.

Respect

Celebrating and embracing First Australian People’s history cultures and achievements, increasing understanding through cross-cultural learning. Acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols such as Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country. Supporting all staff to participate in NAIDOC week activities.

Humility

Creating sustainable opportunities in employment, training and supplier diversity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Providing meaningful opportunities will contribute to supporting stronger health, education and economic outcomes.

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RAP History

Development of our first RAP began in 2021. The process involved staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous. The work developed in consultation with Reconciliation Australia.

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Share Our Pride

We encourage all Berg staff to stay informed about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters and recommend exploring information on Reconciliation Australia’s Share Our Pride website.