Reconciliation Action Plan – Innovate 2022-2024
This, our first Innovate RAP , marks the deepening of our commitment to reconciliation and, building on our Reflect RAP, outlines the progress we seek to make through learning from and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and partners.
Our RAP forms an important part of Hanes Australasia’s (HAA) People & Culture strategy, sitting alongside our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. Our People & Culture strategy is a central pillar of our company purpose of ‘creating the fabric of a better life for people and planet’. We believe that all people in Australia should have the same and equal access to opportunities – including education, healthcare and employment – and in the importance of recognition and acceptance of the truth of our nation’s long history.
We acknowledge that we have a long path ahead of us on our reconciliation journey. Our Innovate RAP is our commitment to do more. Our key opportunities are in leveraging the reach of our iconic Australian brands and national store network to support reconciliation and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contributions, and, as a significant employer in the Australian retail landscape, developing an inclusive and welcoming culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team members, customers, and communities. With the support of our passionate team, we believe we have the ability and the platform to make a difference.
In this RAP we will expand our cultural learning program and extend the program’s reach, implement a sourcing and procurement strategy to directly increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses, and create an authentic partnership within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative community.
You can read more about the progress we have made in the initial 9 months of our Innovate RAP here.
Reconciliation Action Plan – Reflect 2020-2021
At Hanes Australasia, making meaningful progress towards reconciliation is fundamental in achieving our purpose of 'creating the fabric of a better life for people and planet'. This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) marks the beginning of our reconciliation journey.
As custodians of iconic brands with long histories - including Bonds, Berlei, Bras N Things, Champion and Sheridan - and as a significant employer in the Australian retail industry, we have a responsibility to increase the cultural understanding and awareness of our 3,800-strong team.
Our first RAP is underpinned by learning, and our intent to build respectful and meaningful relationships that create opportunity for and celebrate the unique contributions and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We will raise the cultural understanding of our team, make plans for sustainable employment and career development, and create an authentic partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts community.