RESPECTING INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS
UON is committed to achieving equality of employment opportunity across its activities.
This recognised responsibility has led to the adoption of a company-wide Indigenous Participation Plan, applicable across all projects, sites and offices.
UON aims to increase Indigenous workforce participation and upskilling through direct employment, joint ventures and partnerships with Aboriginal-owned companies, the use of Indigenous subcontractors and suppliers, and involvement with Indigenous communities linked to UON’s operations.
UON respects the traditions, culture and rights of all persons and recognises the relationship that Indigenous people have with the land, air and sea.
UON aims to upskill and develop aboriginal sub-contractors and partners by ensuring they become part of the UON team and culture.
UON achieve this by ensuring our sub-contractors work under a buddy system where they are teamed up with a senior UON team member with the goal to develop and grow the individual while achieving the required deliverables on-site.
Sharing its operational knowledge to help the growth and development of Aboriginal business, UON currently employs local people through our strategic partners.
UON assess all subcontractors and suppliers in line with our Vendor Management Procedure which ensures we develop effective vendor relationships.
UON is committed to working in a respectful partnership with Indigenous communities, growing their people and processes to be successful, self-reliant organisations.
Building respect is a two-way process that is constructive and rewarding for all involved, and results in lowering of unintended barriers.
We learn from each other.