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Acknowledgement of Country

Hanson Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge the traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

Our Reconciliation Vision

Hanson aims to create a workplace culture that embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, one that encourages sustainability and respect.
Phil Schacht, CEO Hanson Australia

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

The Hanson Australia Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture. The ‘Innovate’ stage of our RAP runs for two years and is the second step in our four-part journey towards reconciliation. Hanson’s Innovate RAP aims to build strong foundations for reconciliation by developing relationships and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all parts of our business.

Our approach

Our partnerships with community are a major opportunity for reconciliation. With more than 400 sites across Australia, Hanson has extensive networks to support and provide opportunities to local communities. We also have large areas of cultural significance at a number of our sites. For decades we have worked with local communities to ensure these areas are treated with respect and are protected for future generations.

Hanson provides education and support programs to enrich and shape our workforce for a shared future. Participation in cultural awareness training and ongoing reconciliation events foster understanding and recognition of our shared history.

In our business operations and supply chains, we want to create opportunities through procurement and employment to drive sustainable community growth and improve economic and social outcomes for First Nations Australians.

Hanson’s RAP Steering Committee ensures that our RAP actions are upheld for the lifetime of the RAP, and that sustainable and effective changes are maintained beyond the RAP journey. Accountability and actionable milestones ensure we stay on track and advocate for reconciliation.

Hanson Reconciliation Action Plan – November 2021 – November 2023

Construction, Community and Connection – Nikita Ridgeway

The art portrays Hanson at the centre of its community and the outer dots represent the people and community in which they work. The outer organic design represents the elements and processes needed in the production of construction materials. The concentric circles with travelling tracks represent the communities across the nation Hanson works with, the lands they work on and the journey they walk together in providing jobs for the community, cultural sensitivity and understanding and services to the broader Australian economy.
Birpi/Bingalung artist Nikita Ridgeway designed this artwork for Hanson for NAIDOC Week 2021