Companies aren’t logos, or buildings, or car brands. Companies are made of people, and the people who make up Holden come from all walks of life. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’re lucky enough to live in a country with the oldest surviving culture in the world. Our respect for Australia’s first people should be reflected in our policies, procedures and the way we do business. We’ll continue to actively pursue opportunities to recruit, retain and develop Indigenous Australians, and we’ve set some big goals for the year ahead.
a new Indigenous pathway program into specific opportunities across the Holden network, building on our past success as a provider of an award-winning Indigenous Apprenticeship Program.
with a number of our sponsorship partners on their Indigenous youth programs, in particular the NRL.
a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for Holden.
Indigenous partners to join our Employee Volunteering Program which, last year alone, offered more than 1,800 paid hours of our employees’ skills and time to worthy causes.
The term Indigenous is used throughout Holden to represent the 320 nations and many different language groups that comprise Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Indigenous Australians are not all the same. Each community has their own distinct cultural practices that are constantly evolving. We respect Indigenous Australians’ right to name themselves as they choose and have adopted the use of ‘Indigenous’ as a respectful, inclusive term.