Reconciliation at Tetra Tech Coffey
We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are powerful drivers of business performance. We aim to undertake a practical role in reconciliation. As such, we welcome our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as an opportunity to review and reflect on where we can work together with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to support and stimulate authentic and increased Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander participation in our industry, our organisation, and our communities.
Through our RAP we confirm our commitment to reconciliation through collaboration, mutual respect, and a responsibility to take action.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan underpins our ongoing efforts to recognise, be proud of, value and celebrate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures and the ongoing coexistence of First Nations spiritual sovereignty of the areas we work and live. We intend this to become a satisfying legacy which will inspire not only our staff but extend to those we interact with outside the organisation.
Download a copy of our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF)
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
Our RAP includes a number of specific and achievable initial targets. Implementation of the RAP will be undertaken in methodical steps, starting from foundational and readily achievable aspects, and continuing towards more ambitious objectives.
- Establish and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations.
- Build relationships through celebrating National Reconciliation Week (NRW).
- Promote reconciliation through our sphere of influence.
- Promote positive race relations through anti-discrimination strategies.
- Increase understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge, and rights through cultural learning.
- Demonstrate respect to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples by observing cultural protocols.
- Build respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories by celebrating NAIDOC Week.
- Improve employment outcomes by increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention, and professional development.
- Increase Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander supplier diversity to support improved economic and social outcomes.
- Establish and maintain an effective RAP Working Group (RWG) to drive governance of the RAP.
- Provide appropriate support for effective implementation of RAP commitments.
- Build accountability and transparency through reporting RAP achievements, challenges, and learnings both internally and externally.
- Continue our reconciliation journey by developing our next RAP.
About Our Artist and Artwork
About Chloe Little
Chloe Little is a proud Yorta Yorta woman from the Hawkesbury region in NSW. Growing up and living on Darug Country she enjoys creating totem pieces and contemporary Aboriginal artworks which reflect the environment, animals and peoples in which she lives. She approaches each art piece individually depending on the story, earth elements, and cultural heritage behind the piece itself.
An avid artist who takes great pride in the works she creates, Chloe is also passionate about helping others, currently studying nursing to help care for people and the community. Chloe’s style incorporates both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art. She has created artworks using various mediums including acrylic paint on canvas and digital media.
‘Grounded Earth’ by Chloe Little
This work reflects on the connection of Tetra Tech Coffey’s people to the earth, water, and sky; and their deep respect and understanding of how the earth is shaped by natural forces and elements. Central to the peace is the Tetra Tech Coffey and RAP journey, with three symbols representing founder, David Coffey, joining with Tetra Tech, and our Reconciliation Action Plan.
The artwork aims to represent the collaboration and learning spirit our people foster. The ‘knowledge circles’ represent our people coming together to learn and share knowledge. You can also find footprints amongst animal tracks illustrating our place within the environment but also our impact on our land and the world in general. The colours represent our balance with nature to create a healthy environment in which we all thrive together.
With the browns and orange representing the earth, blue representing our waterways, green for our flora and dark blue for the sky, this artwork represents the diverse, different elements, and peoples which make up our beautiful Country and Tetra Tech Coffey as a whole.
Artwork created by Chloe Little (Yorta Yorta) for the Tetra Tech Coffey Reflect RAP.