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August 24, 2021|

Burgtec announces membership with Supply Nation

Our Supply Nation membership reinforces our commitment to diversity both within our workforce and procurement processes.

 

At Burgtec, we believe embracing diversity through our staff members, our partnerships, and our community relations is the framework of creating change. As a family-owned company with roots in the Wiradjuri group, we are passionate about honouring the deep history, culture, and achievements of The First Australians.

Over the years, we are privileged to have joined forces with Local Aboriginal Land Councils and charities across the country, to provide quality workspaces for their employees. With projects from the heart of Australia to the East and West coastlines, we are genuinely grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the traditional landowners in some way.

Now a proud member of Supply Nation, we can publicly celebrate and support the Indigenous community and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

We have a history of internal initiatives designed to help close the gap for Australia’s Indigenous peoples and communities, including:

  • Smart-Supplier Action Plan: Before becoming a direct member, we supported several Supply Nation suppliers in the industry as part of an initiative to promote local procurement.
  • Fair Recruitment Program: Increasing Indigenous employment through an internal recruitment program starting early 2020, ensuring equal and fair staffing with the Indigenous community at the forefront of consideration.

“Being a family-owned business with Wiradjuri tribal heritage among our shareholders, our team is fiercely committed to opening doors and creating opportunities for Indigenous Australians. As part of Supply Nation, we will work together on new policies that fortify our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, to entrench a diverse mindset into every level of the organisation” said George Kennard, who is a Proud Wiradjuri man and a Director at Burgtec.

Supply Nation Chief Executive Officer, Ms Laura Berry, said “We are delighted to welcome Burgtec into the Supply Nation community and look forward to working with them to develop their supplier diversity footprint. The measure of our collective success will be in the value of transactions between Burgtec and Indigenous businesses”.

Supply Nation connects its members to Indigenous suppliers to build a vibrant and prosperous Indigenous business sector by incorporating Indigenous owned businesses into the supply chain of Australian companies and government agencies. Supply Nation’s mission is to facilitate, encourage and promote business between corporate Australia and Government agencies and Indigenous owned businesses.

Contact us today for more information on our efforts to foster our nations continued appreciation for the heritage of this stunning continent.