Legend Corporation are proud to launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our Reflect RAP is an important step in understanding how our organisation can engage with reconciliation in 2022 and beyond. Legend General Manager – People, Culture, Safety and Sustainability, Steve Rowe, said “Legend’s employees are keen to learn about the history and culture of our First Nations people and always enthusiastically participate in events during Reconciliation and NAIDOC week. This Reflect RAP is a great endorsement of the path we are all taking at Legend in building an inclusive business where all voices are heard”
“Committing to a Reflect RAP means scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, deciding on your vision for reconciliation and exploring your sphere of influence.”
– Reconciliation Australia
Over the last 2 years, Legend Corporation has been on a journey to better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and the role that businesses can play in advancing reconciliation.
- In 2020, we employed a First Nations intern in our Digital Transformation Team via the Career Trackers internship program.
- In April 2021, we invited a local Elder to conduct a Smoking Ceremony at an all-company Town Hall. This was greatly appreciated and voted as being the best part of the Town Hall by Legend Staff, many of whom stated that it had really opened their eyes to First Nations culture.
- During National Reconciliation Week in May 2021, we invited two First Nation Businesses to work with our staff to develop artworks in our Sydney and Adelaide offices. These artworks now hang with pride in our reception areas at both sites.
- In November 2021, our Reflect RAP was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
Our Reflect RAP will form an important part of Legend’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2022. We are looking forward to further developing our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders using the RAP framework. Ultimately, we believe that inclusion at all levels will create better outcomes for all key stakeholders including shareholders, customers and employees. We consider that inclusion is not a “nice to have” but rather an essential prerequisite for achieving sustainable profitable growth.
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To celebrate the endorsement of our first Reconciliation Action Plan, Legend commissioned Wayne “Liwingu” McGuinness from the Ngadjon people to produce a unique piece of Aboriginal Steel Art utilising the Legend Logo.
About the Artist
Wayne “Liwingu” McGinness was born in Atherton QLD where his mother is from. His grandmother was Maggie “Djairrami” Anning and her people, the Ngadjon tribe (rainforest people), were located all over the Atherton Tablelands.
Wayne’s ability and talent to combine his contemporary style of Aboriginal Art with present-day technology and materials has opened up a niche market for these unique products. Using marine grade stainless steel to ensure a superior finish, ASA creates a range of products to satisfy client needs.
Read more at aboriginalsteelart.com/artist-profile