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Winning Group releases Inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

By Winning Group Communications Team

5 September 2022

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Leading Australian retail entity Winning Group, today announced the release of its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), outlining its commitment to reconciliation with Australia's First Nations peoples through the RAP program.

John Winning, CEO Winning Group said, “With our company mission to create the best experiences in the world, for the world, for the world - for our customers, our people, our communities and the planet, we are proud to commence our journey to become a more mindful business of First Nations peoples, to further understand our nation’s histories and true heritage. We will use our first Reconciliation Action Plan to focus on the education of our team members and our customers on the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions and stories in a respectful manner. We will also use our RAP framework to create opportunities to work with First Nations peoples across our organisation, customers, brand partnerships and beyond”.

Alice Kuepper, Head of Sustainable Business and CSR explains, “We are at the beginning of our reconciliation journey, and so this RAP has been developed in line with the Reflect RAP Framework. The RAP working committee is made up of members across the Winning Group. We believe that lasting and positive change truly comes from informed and knowledgeable decisions and so learning will be at the heart of what we do. We have also consulted and engaged with external members of First Nations Community members in order to fully understand the ways in which we can meaningfully, respectfully and responsibly contribute to reconciliation.”

Karen Mundine, CEO Reconciliation Australia added, “Reconciliation Australia welcomes the Winning Group to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program with the formal endorsement of its inaugural Reflect RAP. The Winning Group joins a network of more than 1,100 corporate, government, and not- for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the RAP program.”

Winning Group’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan can be viewed HERE.

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, Winning Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.