We continually work to strengthen our relationships with indigenous communities in the places where we are active.
Woodside places great value on working with indigenous communities in the places where we are active. Our Woodside Management System provides us with a framework to engage indigenous communities consistently. Our Framework mandates the development of baseline indigenous community understanding and knowledge in locations in which we have significant activities.
Woodside engages with indigenous communities in Australia and internationally. Locally Woodside continues to build and strengthen relationships with indigenous communities in the Pilbara.
Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2016, Woodside launched its third RAP, committing us to practical actions to improve relationships with, and create opportunities for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The RAP program is overseen by national not-for-profit organisation Reconciliation Australia.
Reconciliation Australia awarded the highest of four ratings to Woodside’s RAP: Elevate. Woodside is the 17th organisation in Australia, and the first oil and gas company, to attain this level of RAP.
Woodside’s first two RAPs helped us embed the importance of recognising and working with Indigenous communities in the business. This RAP reflects on Woodside’s journey over the past 40 years: the impacts of our business on Australia’s Indigenous people and their cultural heritage, and our journey to include communities in our work.