Acknowledgement of Country
Schiavello recognises the rich Indigenous heritage of this country and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Schiavello acknowledges the past, recognises the present and looks forward to contributing to a brighter future.
Creating equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians
The Schiavello Group Indigenous Participation Plan is structured according to the three broad pillars of reconciliation:
- Relationships – Encourage and foster meaningful, long term relationships with the Indigenous community.
- Respect – Respect the customs and practices of Indigenous people and their communities.
- Opportunities – Grow sustainable employment and participation opportunities for local Indigenous people.
Managing Director, Schiavello Group
I am pleased to present our 2017-2019 Indigenous Participation Plan, which formally extends our existing Social Responsibility actions to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We're taking a proactive approach towards improving youth education and employment opportunities, whilst continuing to foster a culture of acceptance, and a workplace inclusive of all Australians.
Kyle Vander Kuyp
Indigenous Engagement Manager, Schiavello Group
Kyle is an Olympian and a descendant of the Yuin Clan of south coast NSW and the Woromi Clan of north coast NSW.
Kyle joined the Schiavello Group in January 2017. Now leading Schiavello Ganbu he will play a key leadership role in helping Schiavello increase direct Indigenous employment and participation across its workforce.