In late 2016, CMBM embarked on a journey of cultural awareness, inclusiveness and equality, aiming to create an ongoing positive change within our organisation and internal culture. We are pleased to announce that in November 2019 we finalised our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
What is Reconciliation and RAPs?
Reconciliation is best defined as:
“the strengthening of relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.”
– Reconciliation Australia
Established in 2001, Reconciliation Australia is the leading independent non-for-profit organisation set up to advance national corporate and social reconciliation.
To assist in developing structural frameworks for equality, organisations can create Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) which are then formally submitted to Reconciliation Australia for review and guidance. RAP frameworks are focused on advancing Reconciliation Australia’s five dimensions of reconciliation: 1) unity; 2) race relations; 3) equality and equity; 4) institutional integrity; and 5) historical acceptance.
What does reconciliation mean for CMBM Facility Services?
For CMBM Facility Services, reconciliation is about demonstrating our individual, collective and corporate commitment to the continuous improvement of the five dimensions necessary for the reconciliation process.
CMBM recognise that our frontline role in the cleaning industry and the continual growth of the company provide us with a unique opportunity to develop significant structural frameworks within our organisation for the benefit of reconciliation, equality and fairness for all.
Read our RAP here.
Moving forward together
If you are interested in finding out more on reconciliation, please visit www.reconciliation.org.au.
How can I get involved?
Notable Reconciliation dates in 2020:
- February 13th – Anniversary of National Apology Day
- March 19th – National Close the Gap Day
- May 26th – National Sorry Day
- May 27th – 1967 Referendum
- May 27th – June 3rd – National Reconciliation Week
- June 3rd – Mabo Day
- July 26th – NAIDOC Week
- October – Indigenous Business Month
“We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, live and meet today and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging”.