UON is delighted to share it has been awarded first place in the Community category at BHP’s 2017 Iron Ore Contractor Health, Safety, Environment & Community Awards. The annual awards night seeks to recognise commitment from each contractor to Health, Safety, Environment & the Community, with nominations and awards in each category.
UON’s achievement in the Community category is driven by their continued involvement and support of Role Models and Leaders Australia, a not-for-profit organisation striving to help promote the development of young Indigenous Australians. UON has been supporting the RMLA strategy since 2011, progressing from corporate sponsorship right through to community engagement activities such as Indigenous design artwork on UON products and the SB20 girls sailing team, the “Sapphires”. UON sponsored the SB20 World Championships in 2012 and through this sponsorship developed an all-female Indigenous Australian sailing team, the first ever to compete in the world championships.
Through their partnership with RMLA, UON is providing ongoing support to the Girls Academy, and working to generate future employment for young indigenous women. UON Board member Simon Chesson drives the involvement of the Girls Academy, with fellow UON employee Alicia Bingham recently being appointed to the Girls Academy Advisory Board as an Indigenous member herself.
UON is proud to share this achievement with its team as a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all employees and contractors to increase the percentages of indigenous employment across its projects and develop relationship and career opportunities for Indigenous women.
For more information on UON in the community, please visit the UON Website