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OCM launches Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

OCM's inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan reflects our vision for a more interconnected and sustainable future.

We are excited to announce the launch of OCM’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as of June 2024. By joining over 2,500 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations in the RAP program, we are making a formal commitment to reconciliation.

Our RAP embodies the vision of OCM for a more interconnected and sustainable future. In this future, the cultures, histories, rights, and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard, understood, and respected.

Through our RAP, we aim to make a lasting positive influence on our people, industries, and communities. As a community embracing diverse talents and cultures, we firmly believe in the transformative power of inclusion and diversity within our workplace. Our RAP outlines strategies to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, promote cultural awareness, and educate non-Indigenous Australians. By fostering a corporate culture of diversity, equality, and respect, we strengthen our reputation as a socially responsible and ethical organisation.

To guide the development of our RAP we had the privilege to work in consultation with our First Nations Consultant, Janelle Brown. Janelle is a Bundjalung woman from Grafton and contributed through enhancing OCM’s understanding of the RAP, leading to it being a more authentic, purposeful plan.

Bringing our RAP to life

We also collaborated with Christie Jacobs, a proud Aboriginal woman from the Yidinji Mallanbarra nation, to create a visual representation of our reconciliation journey. Christie’s artwork beautifully weaves together eight smaller circles to represent OCM’s diverse locations, people, and communities. The central circle symbolises a space for respectful communication and unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous communities. The hands in the artwork represent the unity that emerges through collaboration, while the intricate lines guide us through a journey of mutual respect and understanding.

Looking ahead, there is so much more we can and will do through OCM’s first RAP.

To read OCM’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, click the link below: