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Broadspectrum recognises Indigenous contribution to resources sector

Diversity is one of the values that Broadspectrum lives by, as was on display yet again through their support for the Queensland Resources Council’s Indigenous Awards.

The awards, which are given out annually, are used to promote and celebrate Indigenous participation and achievements in the Queensland resources sector.

Broadspectrum’s subsidiary company, Easternwell, not only attended the awards but sponsored them in line with the organisation’s commitment to increase Indigenous participation in the resources sector and the company in general.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said that:

‘It was a real pleasure to attend the QRC Indigenous Awards and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate success in the resources sector.’

Tim, however, noted that the awards are just one part of Broadspectrum’s initiatives in this area:

‘As part of our commitment to increasing Indigenous participation in our supply chain, we have developed a number of relationships with Indigenous subcontractors and suppliers with a plan to increase the procurement of goods and services from Indigenous subcontractors and suppliers to 3% by 2020.’  

More broadly, Tim said that he’d like to see more Indigenous participation not just within Broadspectrum, but in the industry in general:

‘Broadspectrum are committed to pursuing opportunities to engage Indigenous employees through our Indigenous Employment Party Initiative (EPI) and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) while advocating the industry as a career choice for Indigenous people.’  

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