UEA Group is committed to working in unison with the stakeholders of the community, the land owners and diverse Aboriginal culture of regional and remote areas of Australia. Traditional land owners and the wider Aboriginal communities are key to the sustainability of the region and UEA Group is committed to not just working with these stakeholders, but inviting them to become part of the UEA Group community. The UEA Group Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) acknowledges the value of the local communities in the area, and how vital they are in the development of the UEA Group moving to the fore on the national stage. This strategy is based on a mutual respect, common goals and realistic outcomes for all parties and is a positive step to the future.
The UEA Group strongly supports established Land Use Agreements with existing local Aboriginal Groups and the formalised requirement for training and employment for local Aboriginal people. It is with this foundation that UEA formally builds on this requirement by outlining and implementing an Aboriginal Employment Strategy to address these issues.
The Aboriginal employment strategy has been developed to support our growing number of Aboriginal people employed, and sets a framework for actively recruiting, retaining and promoting Aboriginal employees. This strategy is designed to not only give back to the local community, but also to meet the company’s obligations to the Traditional Owners.