GSK Australia Celebrate Launch of Reconciliation Action Plan
Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the new Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021-2022 focuses on increased communication, education, and integration as we aspire to embed our commitments to Reconciliation into our core operations. We seek to listen, learn and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to play our part in Australian Reconciliation. The RAP reinforces our special purpose: Help people do more, feel better, live longer and we must fulfill it.
As we launch our Reflect RAP 2021-2022, we celebrate the strengthening of our commitments, but also acknowledge that we have a lot to learn on this journey. In the spirit of reflection, our team will be involved in many learning opportunities throughout the lifetime of our third RAP as we reflect on what it means to truly reconcile with our First Nations peoples.
GSK Australia VP & GM Australia Pharmaceuticals Christi Kelsey said, “the 2021-2022 Reflect RAP marks a decade since GSK began its reconciliation journey, providing the organisation with an opportunity to look back in order to best move forward. By completing a Reflect RAP we have established where gains have been made, where work needs to be done, and enabled us to focus our actions and efforts where they will have the greatest impact.
“Like the community we serve, as an organisation we are evolving. This RAP will provide a roadmap for GSK to continue its reconciliation journey as we separate to create a New GSK and a New Consumer Healthcare company in 2022.”
Reconciliation is the responsibility of everyone at GSK Australia. Through engaging in the following activities, we strive to enhance our collective understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
- Meeting with keynote speakers from the Uluru Dialogue following marking our support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart in March 2021,
- Partnering with Worawa Aboriginal Girls College in Healesville Victoria,
- Partnering with Save the Children to support the Doomadgee community in far north QLD,
- Partnering with Career Trackers to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island employment opportunities within our business.
The development of our Reflect RAP was led by a dedicated employee working group, whose members partnered with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Your efforts are central to guiding GSK Australia in our operations and the delivery of our goals.
Read GSK Australia’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2022 to find out more.