The Foundation of How We Do Business
Customers, partners, neighbours, colleagues and suppliers – our relationships with Indigenous communities are diverse. Whatever the relationship, our Indigenous partners can count on us for respect, transparency and trust.
In fact, building and sustaining these relationships has become a hallmark of our business. Globally, we have more than 40 joint-venture partnerships, memorandums of understanding and other partnerships with Indigenous communities – some lasting decades. But we’re never content with the status quo, and we continue to pioneer new, collaborative models for Indigenous partnerships.
ATCO has a number of global partnerships with Indigenous communities, but here in Australia we recognise that we are only at the beginning of our reconciliation journey.
ATCO in Australia recently completed a review of its Community Investment Framework, in which the importance of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is highlighted, specifically in the areas we currently work, and plan to work.
Our Community Investment program to date has supported:
Promoting culture through partnership: Boorongorup, Perth, Western Australia
The Boorongurup project continued a long association between Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chadd), Nomad Two Worlds and ATCO. The partnership began during the ‘Portrait of Diversity’ exhibition commissioned by the Western Australian State Government for the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. In 2013 ATCO supported two exhibitions, including collaborative works between Tjyllyungoo and West Australian photographer and Nomad Two Worlds founder, Russell James.
Celebrating Indigenous Culture in Kwinana, Perth Western Australia
In Kwinana, Western Australia, ATCO Structures & Logistics operates a large manufacturing facility which opened in October 2013. As part of celebrating the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC), ATCO provided financial support for a series of high quality events and interactive programmes aimed at the community.
Supporting Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Perth Western Australia
In 2016, ATCO was the Major Sponsor of the 2016 Indigenous Business, Enterprise & Corporations Conference [IBECC] at the University of Western Australia’s Business School – supporting Indigenous innovation and entrepreneurship.
Leadership WA Scholarship, Western Australia
In 2017 ATCO made a financial contribution to Leadership WA’s Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Initiative Yorga Djenna Bidi, for one full scholarship.