Scentre Group’s third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2022 – 2024, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, reflects on the progress we’ve made and where we need to maintain and increase our focus to strengthen our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to bring about meaningful change.
As the owner and operator of 37 Westfield Living Centres across Australia we are essential, social infrastructure, strategically located in close proximity to the majority of the population.
Through this connection to communities across Australia, we have an important role to play in supporting the journey to a reconciled, just and equitable Australia.
Our reconciliation vision is to embed positive and sustainable equity and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We do this by engaging with our customers and local communities to demonstrate respect and support building sustainable relationships through our business practices and organisational culture.
For the next chapter of our reconciliation story, we will focus on four strategies to maximise our ability to create change:
Understanding – build greater awareness, knowledge and cultural competence in our people to achieve our RAP vision.
Improving employment opportunities - embed and enhance an enterprise-wide recruitment and retention strategy to address the lack of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in our workforce.
Economic partnerships – embed and enhance our procurement strategy to increase and expand the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses we engage with.
Community connection and engagement - continue to connect with our customers and communities in fulﬁlling our vision.
We are proud to renew our RAP as we recognise reconciliation is important for all Australians.