Woodside builds long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities.

We understand the importance of identifying and working with those who have longstanding cultural and spiritual connections to land and waters where we have presence.

We demonstrate respect and act with integrity to improve economic, social and cultural outcomes for Indigenous people. We also recognise that Indigenous people have knowledge, skills and connections that can help us on our journey to becoming a global leader in upstream oil and gas.

In Australia, we maintain relationships with Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara, Kimberley and South West regions. We acknowledge the unique and continuing connections of Whadjuk, Ngarluma and Yawuru people to land, waters and community.

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Woodside's 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan Report

Our commitment to reconciliation in Australia

Woodside has been part of Reconciliation Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program since 2009.

Overseen by not-for-profit organisation Reconciliation Australia, RAPs require participants to publicly nominate and report on practical actions they are taking to foster reconciliation and help reduce the unacceptable life-expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Woodside was the first oil and gas company to join the program, and we've continued our pioneering approach. Our current 2016 - 2020 RAP has been recognised for shifting away from measuring activities, in favour of longer-term outcomes. We report every year on progress from our base year (2016) towards committed outcomes in Respect, Relationships, Opportunities and National Leadership.

Key stats

70 %
Increase in contract awards to Indigenous businesses under this Elevate RAP
56
Indigenous trainees and apprentices. Up from 33 in 2017
48 %
Of the Australian-based workforce has completed cultural learning since 2016
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More than a Career, an Adventure
We value the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our business, as community members and employees. We're committed to increasing opportunities and have a dedicated team overseeing a range of pathway programs and support options.