Nestlé Australia has launched its inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), voicing its commitment to strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, Nestlé’s Reflect RAP demonstrates the company’s commitment to continue to build inclusive and sustainable relationships which are mutually beneficial.
Nestlé Oceania CEO Sandra Martinez said: “This is a significant milestone for Nestlé. Our Reflect RAP outlines our strong commitment to continue to support reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
Nestlé’s journey towards Reconciliation began in 2010 with the creation of the Nestlé Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Development Program (AYDP). Recognising the importance of educating women in creating resilient communities, the AYDP program was run in partnership with Girls Academy and has supported the development of more than 11,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.
“We cannot ignore the great disparity that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians in critical areas such as life expectancy, health, educational opportunities and employment. The need for action is clear and we are proud to formalise our commitment today to reconciliation through the RAP program,” Martinez said.
“We hope that our Reflect RAP will have a ripple effect beyond our workplace and contribute to a greater desire for, and action towards, reconciliation in the broader community.”