Indigenous Participation

Indigenous Participation

Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and a national culture that represents equality and equity, historical acceptance of our shared history and removal of negative race relations.

In the context of our organisation, this is represented by the promotion of opportunities and providing respect for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and employees, as well as an inclusive and diverse workplace that is culturally safe, culturally rich and proud.

Bouygues Construction Australia continues to engage with Traditional Owners in ways that are inclusive, respectful, fair and culturally appropriate. We aim to increase training, employment and supplier opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to enrich our workforce through inclusion, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Our Artwork

The central logo, represents Bouygues Construction Australia and ideas of innovation and challenge. The connected pathways show shared innovation, progress, and development at both national and international levels.

The gathering symbols shown in the artwork are traditional symbols used widely across Australia. They represent an aerial view of people sitting around a campfire at a gathering. The ‘u’ shapes are the people. They are shown in a range of shapes and sizes to reflect diversity and inclusion in areas including in gender, age, ethnic background, and nationality.

‘People are at the core of what we do’ and people are shown at the core of the artwork.

Sustainability is represented with the yellow patterns. These reflect a connection to solar energy, the sun and Country. Green and blue patterns symbolise a connection to the air, wind, water and the natural environment to reflect sustainability, respect for Country and building without destroying.

An original piece by Anna Dowling, Badimia Woman

Our reconciliation action plan

Bouygues Construction Australia is developing is second Innovate RAP to continue our commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a mixture of direct engagement, sub-contractor and business development, and through developing partnerships across the Bouygues network and third party ventures.

As our footprint grows and expands across Australia, we are excited to be creating sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and hopefully be part of our successful future.

Together with A W Edwards and Equans Solar & Storage, we held a smoking ceremony for our new office at St Leonards, honouring the ancestors and cleansing our space with a powerful smoking ceremony led by a local Aboriginal Elder.