We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay homage to their ancestors who maintained and nurtured the land, sea and waterways for over 60,000 years and recognise their continuing connection to this Country. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past, present, and emerging. Kent is committed to reconciliation through listening to and sharing the knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
At Kent, we recognise we have a unique opportunity to support all Australians by contributing more to reconciliation, self-determination, and economic prosperity. We have a growing footprint in Australia and aim to influence reconciliation through First Nations employment & training, procurement, and community engagement.
The RAP programme has four different types of RAPs: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, and Elevate, with each type representing a different stage of an organisation’s reconciliation journey. As we embark on ours, we are currently on the Reflect stage, which is dedicated to building our understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and issues. We have committed to several steps, including:
We are proud to showcase the stunning front cover artwork of our RAP, created by Chad Briggs, a talented indigenous artist. The artwork captures the essence of our journey so far as Kent and our strong commitment to reconciliation. The background of the artwork depicts journey lines connecting different groups on the same path, symbolising unity and a common purpose. The four colours represent earth, gas, ocean and wind. The circles are boras, and each has a meaning for Kent: