The Road to Reconciliation
Academy is intent on driving Indigenous engagement and contributing towards Reconciliation.
In 2016 we set the foundation for Academy Indigenous Services, a commercial cleaning company in partnership with Paul Brock, a descendant from the Barngarla people of the Whyalla and Port Augusta areas and an accomplished business leader.
Academy Indigenous Services is an exciting new venture for our group and with the endorsement and publication of our Reconciliation Action Plan we are now officially beginning our journey towards reconciliation.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
Our 2018-2019 Reflect RAP
The Academy Group of Companies are proud to announce the endorsement and publication of our first Reconciliation Action Plan.
Lead by the Managing Director of Academy Indigenous Services, Paul Brock, and General Manager of Academy Services, John Hoffman, our first RAP reflects our initial steps in our path towards reconciliation. There’s a long road ahead and we’re just beginning our own journey, but we hope the contributions of our company, and others like us, will help reduce the divisions that exist between all Australian citizens and move the nation forward towards a brighter future for all.
Academy Indigenous Services
About Academy Indigenous Services
Established in 2016, Academy Indigenous Services is a partnership between Academy Services and Paul Brock, a descendant from the Barngarla people of the Whyalla and Port Augusta areas and an accomplished speaker, trainer, manager and executive.
Together, with Academy's exhaustive experience in the commercial cleaning industry and Paul's deep connection to the Indigenous community, we hope to contribute to the reconciliation movement through the generation of employment opportunities to improve the social and economic prosperity of Indigenous people in the communities where we operate.
What is Reconciliation?
Our long-term vision for Reconciliation
Academy Indigenous Services has a distinct vision that encapsulates the spirit of Reconciliation, our company values and our capacity to achieve the following outcomes for which we will strive:
- Recognition of the value of Aboriginal people and culture in the pursuit of mutual respect
- Acknowledgement of the hardships faced by Indigenous Australians and taking steps towards equality
- Breaking down barriers between people in the community in an ongoing effort to remove division
- Nurturing and inspiring an indigenous workforce into achieving meaningful and rewarding long-term employment
- Achieving continuous improvement through the provision of professional services