DHL Australia has announced the launch of its inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), as it joins a network of more than 2,200 organisations that have committed to the program.
The four DHL divisions across Australia: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Supply Chain, and DHL eCommerce are incredibly proud to embark on this reconciliation journey because it strengthens DHL’s commitment to playing a leading role in driving sustainability and leveraging core capabilities to make a lasting social impact.
“I believe that by educating ourselves and respectfully communicating and collaborating with the Elders and representatives of the indigenous communities we operate in, we can build strong relationships with our First Nations Peoples,” says Phil Corcoran, Managing Director, DHL Express Australia and Papua New Guinea.
“By fostering those relationships and upholding those shared values, we will create a lasting impact that will enable a better future for ourselves and future generations.”
The contribution of First Nations peoples, businesses and communities will be integral to DHL’s future success. Its vision for reconciliation is clear: to have a workforce that is representative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia and engage with First Nations businesses throughout the supply chain, supporting local businesses to thrive.
“At DHL Supply Chain, we are committed to educating ourselves throughout our journey towards reconciliation,” says Steve Thompsett, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Australia.
“Diversity and inclusion are key to maintaining and growing our strong team and culture, and I’m excited to strengthen our ties with the First Nations community.”
DHL Australia’s four CEOs: Phil Corcoran, Managing Director, DHL Express; George Lawson, Managing Director DHL Global Forwarding; Steve Thompsett, CEO, DHL Supply Chain; and Denise McGrouther, VP, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce look forward to reflecting over the next 12 months to better understand the opportunities and relationships that will create positive impacts in local communities.
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