In 2016, we commenced our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which Reconciliation Australia awarded its highest rating Elevate.
We increased our directly employed Indigenous people to 103 employees (3% of the total workforce) and reduced our voluntary turnover 2.9%.
Woodside also hired Indigenous trainees and apprentices as part of our pathways program with the total number of participants increased to 21 trainees and 12 apprentices.
In addition to the RAP, Woodside has a range of social contribution partnerships and community capability-building programs in place designed to drive sustainable Indigenous employment opportunities.
Woodside recognises that Workforce cultural awareness is a key enabler to increasing indigenous workforce participation and offers an expanded suite of educational programs.
In 2016, our Reconciliation Interest Group was relaunched as the Woodside Reconciliation Committee. Membership has grown to 471 from 219 in 2015.