During our RAP journey Sodexo has learnt the importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of doing what we say. It is the centrepiece of developing greater trust and our demonstration of real Respect. Accordingly, we will strengthen our RAP governance through the introduction of the following governance structure and by applying the full suite of our business tools and disciplines to the delivery of our RAP Elevate.
Our RAP governance structure will be:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices
Respected and knowledgeable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, employees and members of external communities and organisations sit on the RAP Steering Committee.
They will help ensure our plans and actions are aligned to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
RAP Program Management
The RAP Program Manager will work as part of our Program Management Office (PMO) and have the full support of PMO team. Our suite of Project tools and disciplines will be applied to deliver of the RAP Project Plan. The responsible RAP Project Manager will work with and have the full support of the RAP Steering Committee and the Executive Team to successfully deliver the RAP.
RAP Steering Committee
Accountable for the delivery of the RAP and to provide leadership across the business and the wider community, the Steering Committee will be the key Governance body. It will comprise the local Sodexo Executive Team and a cross section of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. The Program Management will report to and be part of the Steering Committee.
On a day to day basis, operational management will be required to support, facilitate and manage the realisation of the RAP. They will be educated and developed to enable this outcome. They will also have the full backing of the other bodies that make up the RAP Governance Structure.
Sodexo Executive Team
As with all aspects of our business in Australia, the local Executive Team will own the RAP Elevate and ensure it is fully integrated with our organisational strategy. They will manage changes to the business and RAP, as required, to ensure it remains relevant, aligned and is successfully delivered.
Our key areas of focus are (click 'Learn More' for a list of our future commitments):