ERS believes that by gaining a better understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities where we operate, we will be better equipped to contribute to these communities and to provide opportunities for members of those communities.
ERS is already heavily involved with the local communities with their contribution to the Roy Hill Community Foundation. In addition our Emergency Services and Security Officers working in the Pilbara have been supporting the local community in many situations where emergency assistance and support were needed above and beyond our contracted services. The ERS’ RAP will allow our organisation to focus on building and fostering relationships both internally and externally, and raise awareness with our stakeholders to ensure there is shared understanding and ownership of our commitment within our organisation.
A RAP working group has been formed and is operational to support the development of our RAP. The working group comprises of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians from different backgrounds (French, Italian, Canadian, Dutch and Malaysian). The melting pot of cultures we have in our office will allow us to share different experiences and opinions and allow a different approach to reconciliation.
- Chairman: Craig Hynes AFSM – ERS General Manger
- RAP Coordinator: Anne-Eline Bourgoin – ERS Business Development Coordinator
- Member: Fiona Houston – Director
- Member: Dave Nieuwpoort – Operations Manager
- Member: Cindy Gan – Human Resources Manager
- Member: Kimberley Kohan – Business Consultant
- Member: Jahna Cedar, Indigenous External Consultant ATSI
ERS is committed to indigenous advancement with the development of its own Reconciliation Action Plan and supporting efforts on other major Australian projects. Actions based on Relationships, Respect and Opportunities will be undertaken throughout the year and will walk ERS through to its path to Reconciliation.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved in our actions to reconciliation please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anne-Eline Bourgoin, Business Development Coordinator