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Allianz commits to first Reconciliation Action Plan

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Allianz Australia has pledged to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities to help build prosperity and ensure a “fairer and more respectful” nation.

In signing up to its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), launched to mark this month’s NAIDOC week, Allianz joins a network of more than 1100 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations.

Allianz Australia MD Richard Feledy says the RAP is an opportunity for Allianz to “listen and learn from custodians of the lands on which we have lived and worked on for more than 50,000 years” and provides a “blueprint” to furthering inclusion and reconciliation through meaningful actions.

“As one of Australia’s largest general insurers, we are uniquely positioned to make a positive difference … to the communities in which we operate,” Mr Feledy said.

“The impact we can have reaches far beyond just insurance.”

Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine commended Allianz on the formal endorsement of its inaugural RAP, which she says will build strong foundations and relationships, ensuring sustainable, thoughtful, and impactful outcomes into the future.

“By investigating and understanding the integral role it plays across its sphere of influence, Allianz Australia will create dynamic reconciliation outcomes, supported by and aligned with its business objectives,” she said.

Since 2006, RAPs have provided a framework for organisations to leverage their spheres of influence to support the national reconciliation movement. Over 2.3 million people now work or study in an organisation with a RAP.

The Allianz RAP outlines 14 actions under the banners relationships, respect, opportunities and governance.

“We are proud of the strides we’ve made to date but we also recognise there is much work yet to be done,” Mr Feledy said.