WHAT IS A RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN PROGRAM

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.

Within a workplace it contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required from an organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation and community.


MILLIKEN-ONTERA’S RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN PROGRAM

Milliken-Ontera wants to make a difference and have a positive voice in supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community - to connect with cultural sensitivity and help create change by improving economic opportunities and understanding cultural diversity. We know that change does not happen overnight. It starts with awareness and then action. This is our first step of action…and not our last.

Milliken-Ontera began the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) process over two and half years ago and staff training was provided about our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – what it stands for, our role and participation. We are creating our RAP initiatives which are appropriate, authentic and effective – complementing our core values of Ethics, Excellence and Leadership and supporting the Milliken-Ontera culture of “Doing Good”.


WATER YULUDARLA COLLECTION | ABORIGINAL INSPIRED

Milliken-Ontera’s collaboration with Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and the National Aboriginal Design Agency, has resulted in the development of the “Water Yuludarla” commercial carpet collection. “Water Yuludarla” is a contemporary interpretation, based on the artwork of Gumbaynggirr artist, Brentyn Lugnan.

Ontera Milliken WATER YULUDARLA COLLECTION
Ontera Milliken WATER YULUDARLA COLLECTION
Ontera Milliken WATER YULUDARLA COLLECTION
Ontera Milliken WATER YULUDARLA COLLECTION

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE

The floor covering market in Australia and New Zealand is serviced from Milliken-Ontera’s design and manufacturing facility in Northmead, New South Wales. Milliken-Ontera has produced award winning carpet tiles from this location for over 30 years.

Ontera - Milliken | Yakanarra (WA) Project

Dr Steve Burroughs Chair from the DSB Foundation, Matt Cooper and Damon Bennett from Ontera joined forces in bettering an Aboriginal community and school facility in Yakanarra (WA) by installing our new “Water Yuludarla” collection.

Yakanarra School in Western Australia showing their appreciation with their newly installed Water Yuludarla carpet collection.