Transdev marks this year’s National Reconciliation Week with a range of events, celebrations and partnership renewals.
Transdev CEO Brian Brennan said Transdev supported this year’s theme: Be a Voice for Generations.
“Transdev is contributing positively to Australia’s broader reconciliation journey by building on respect, relationships and opportunities for First Peoples,” Mr Brennan said.
We have made meaningful progress with our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)– creating training, employment, social procurement, and community engagement outcomes.
Reconciliation Australia has now approved Transdev to progress to a Stretch RAP to create tangible outcomes, built around:
⚫ Sustainable business support & growth
🟡 Meaningful careers and opportunities, and
🔴 Embedding and advancing cultural learning
Our Stretch RAP will reiterate and outline our commitment to ongoing engagement and consultation with First Nations people in community and staff on the topic and advancement of reconciliation.
Transdev hosted a special reconciliation session with Robert from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council at our Pyrmont office in Sydney earlier this week (see below).
There will also be a special schools careers event and tour of our Transdev John Holland Bus Port Botany depot via the Souths Cares Community Partnership. Souths Cares is the independent charity for National Rugby League team the South Sydney Rabbitohs, that supports capacity building for local youth and First Nations peoples.
Transdev has a proud national partnership with Souths Cares. This partnership has enabled the support of several community events, wellbeing expos and employment showcases and opportunities for the southern and western Sydney communities we serve.
Mr Brennan said Transdev had also recently renewed its partnership with the Kinaway Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne.
Our key objective is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supplier diversity to support improved economic and social outcomes.
“With our Australian headquarters in Melbourne, Transdev is partnering with Kinaway in a practical way of supporting Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners,” Mr Brennan said.
“We want meaningful and mutually beneficial sustainable economic opportunities with more First Nations supplier and procurement pathways.”
Earlier this year, Transdev became a “Friends of CareerTrackers Member”, reaffirming our commitment to creating long-term, sustainable pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to enter professional employment.
Earlier this month, Transdev’s Sydney ferries team also attended the Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group’s Employment Day at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. Transdev was one of several organisations represented to help attract and increase the representation of First Nations people in our teams.
For more information about Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June, visit Reconciliation Australia.