Indigenous empowerment

IAG’s role in advancing Reconciliation in Australia

At IAG, we’re driven by our desire to make Reconciliation a reality in our country.

We believe that as market leaders, our role extends beyond the responsibilities we have to deliver for our customers and shareholders, to creating a legacy, where we have a positive influence on the communities we serve.

This is because today, businesses and communities are inextricably linked: where one prospers, the other thrives.

The fact remains that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are not thriving.

If IAG wants to fulfil its purpose, we must start with fulfilling our responsibilities to our country’s First People’s. 

We have much to learn from the oldest, continuation civilisation: The success of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across humankind’s history is testament to their inventiveness and resilience.

Our Indigenous Engagement Strategy focuses on four core areas to execute on our Reconciliation Action Plan:

  1. Building Pathways: At IAG we will work with Indigenous organisations and communities to create employment and education opportunities which will empower future generations and close the gap that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community.

  2. Celebrating Culture: We have much to learn from the world’s oldest surviving civilisation. At IAG, we will celebrate the unique culture of our Indigenous people and educate our employees and our communities about the invaluable contributions that they make to our society.

  3. Resilient Businesses and Communities: IAG is acknowledged as a leader in risk and is aiming to increase the resilience of our communities. Our RAP formalises this commitment to our Indigenous communities and businesses. We will also learn from the resilience and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the hope of sharing their knowledge and inventiveness to build a stronger, safer and more confident Australia.

  4. Risk Mitigation: we will support initiatives that increase the capacity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to overcome insurance related events.

Our 2015-2017 Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan is our road-map to: deepening our commitment to Reconciliation; celebrating the inventiveness and creativity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and ensuring their continued success across future generations.

Visit our special Reconciliation website to read about our partnerships and success in empowering Indigenous communities, businesses and organisations.

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