Stoddart’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed with a commitment by the Directors and Management of Stoddart to advance reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and build the fundamentals that are summarised in our Reflect RAP.

The RAP reinforces our commitment to diversity within our business, whilst meeting the changing needs and aspirations of our talented workforce.

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A Message from the Stoddart Directors

We are pleased to present our 2021-2022 Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, which formally extends our Social Responsibility activities to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation.

Alongside the RAP we are also excited to execute our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation Strategy and our Diversity and Inclusion Policy. The Participation Strategy will outline our goals and objectives with determination.

The RAP reinforces our commitment to diversity within our business, whilst meeting the changing needs and aspirations of our talented workforce.

As a proud family owned and Australian employer, we are proud supporters of Australian manufacturing and labour, we have always encouraged and celebrated diversity. However, we also recognise there is more to be done.

Over the coming years, we intend to use this Reconciliation Action Plan as a framework to better understand the specific challenges faced by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We will take a proactive approach towards improving youth education and employment opportunities, whilst continuing to foster a culture of acceptance and a workplace inclusive of all Australians.

Looking forward, we will see a mature and deeper respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, enabling opportunities through procurement, job creation, business relationships and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples customs and traditions.

RAP Artwork - "My Country" by Yannima Tommy Watson

“My grandfather’s country, grandmother’s country. When they were alive, they would take me around the country, when I was a kid. That’s why we look after country, go out whenever we can. See if the rock holes are good”

Yannima Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatjarra elder and Law man. Watson was born at Irrunytj in the remote Central Desert.

Watson spent many of his early years as a stockman and handyman, working in a number of stations and outstations in the desert. Watson was one of the founding members of Irrunytju Arts and has sprung to prominence both nationally and internationally. He paints ancient and sacred stories associated with their lands known collectively as Tjukurrpa. His bold artwork is highly sought after.

A finalist of the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2002, 2003 & 2008 and held in all major public collections in Australia, plus a permanent presence at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris.

The Watson Adelaide - Art Series Hotel draws inspiration from Yannima Tommy Watson. Tommy’s originals and prints are spotted throughout the hotel, with large communal spaces enriched by splashes of desert colour.

The original work is part of the art collection of Bill Stoddart and the images shown in this document have been reproduced with permission from the Artist’s Estate.