Stoddart Australia has officially released their 2021 ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Developed by the directors and management of Stoddart – Tim Stoddart, Tony Stoddart and Jeff Mundy – with a commitment to advance reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the plan reinforces the company’s commitment to diversity within and external to their business.

Stoddart created an 8-member RAP Working Group in November 2020 to develop the RAP and investigate, engage and activate the Board’s vision for reconciliation. The directors and key staff in this group will assist in the ongoing development of the RAP.

Over the coming year, Stoddart intends to use this RAP as a framework to better understand the specific challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Plan also outlines a number of goals that Stoddart is committed to meeting over the next 12 months.

Stoddart thanks everyone that has been involved in creating and implementing the RAP into the business.

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Artwork Summary

The artwork featured on the Stoddart 2021 RAP titled ‘My Country’ is created by Yannima Tommy Watson, a senior Pitjantjatjarra elder and Law man. Born at Irrunytj in the remote Central Desert, Watson spent many of his early years as a stockman and handyman, working in a number of stations and outstations in the desert. Watson was one of the founding members of Irrunytju Arts. He paints ancient and sacred stories associated with their lands known collectively as Tjukurrpa.

Image: The original work is part of the art collection of Bill Stoddart and the images shown in this document have been reproduced with permission from the Artist’s Estate.