Gallagher Australia Reconciliation Action Plan – what we’re doing to support reconciliation
Published 20 October 2021
Gallagher Australia is proud to be part of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program, joining more than 1,100 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to leverage their structures and areas of influence to support the national reconciliation movement. Organisations set their own reconciliation commitments in line their business objectives, and the outcomes contribute towards reconciliation in the areas of
• race relations
• equality and equity
• institutional integrity
• historical acceptance.
Achieving these outcomes will also increase awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and leadership.
Our commitment to reconciliation is essential to our business because we have a number of valued community partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations, and look forward to forming more.
“Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients provide many and varied activities to support their communities. As their broker we understand the importance of these services and ensure that the insurance fits the needs for them to continue their valuable work.” Joanne Tutton, Branch Director, Northern Territory
Gallagher RAP in action
To enable Gallaghers’ reconciliation intentions into action we engaged with Indigenous Workforce Consulting (IWC), an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned consulting group, to assist us in developing and finalising our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Key activities that are part of Gallagher RAP include
• sponsoring the Bond University Indigenous Program granting a scholarship for 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the past 3 years. We also attend and support fundraising at Bond University’s major event, The Indigenous Gala, which provides another opportunity to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the wider community.
• partnering with a significant number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses as broking clients across Australia. Given the extensive geographic spread of our branch network, we hope to be of even greater service, and to developing deeper relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in the future.
• to assist further engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we have commissioned emerging artists Noni and David Cragg to help us tell the Gallagher story. Among with traditionally symbolic elements the painting also represents our delivery of risk management and education services to help protect our clients and build future confidence, together.
Be part of the reconciliation journey
We invite all our business partners and colleagues to join us on this reconciliation journey of building respectful relationships to promote the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
To learn more about our Gallagher Australia RAP and initiatives for giving back to the communities where we operate check out our corporate social responsibility Blueprint for Better.
Gallagher provides insurance, risk management and benefits consulting services for clients in response to both known and unknown risk exposures. When providing analysis and recommendations regarding potential insurance coverage, potential claims and/or operational strategy in response to national emergencies (including health crises), we do so from an insurance and/or risk management perspective.