This is a painting of the many animals that our mob live with and rely on as bush tucker. The circles represent our mob passing on the knowledge.
Artwork credit: Will H (Wiradjuri) ‘Wiradjuri Totems’ 2021, acrylic on canvas.
Our Partnership with The Torch
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise the unique status that First Nations peoples hold in Australia. We acknowledge their ancestors and Elders and the special relationship First Nations have to their traditional lands and waters, as well as an understanding of their unique history, diverse cultures, customs and circumstances across Australia.
Since 2020, G4S has sponsored The Torch Acquisitive Art Prize, as part of the annual ‘Confined’ Exhibition.
The exhibition presents more than 450 artworks by First Nations artists currently imprisoned in Victoria, or who have been released in recent years. It is a powerful reflection of the over-representation of First Nations Australians in our criminal justice system and highlights the need for change.
A message from our Managing Director
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to First Nations cultures and to Elders both past and present.
We fundamentally believe that our people make us stand out from the crowd. Many businesses say this, but for G4S it’s critical. Each and every human interaction makes an impact, and every contact creates opportunity (ECCO). We believe in this principle so strongly that ECCO has become our operating philosophy and guiding light to improve outcomes for people. We take shared responsibility with communities to keep those in our care safe and secure, and to help them prosper.
Our purpose challenges us to put the needs and well-being of communities first. We believe this is best achieved with equal measures of prevention, protection and pre-emption. In this RAP, we remain committed to reinforcing and extending our partnership with the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we operate by both ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are well represented in our employee base and continuing to build awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures within our business.
Further, we understand that part of our responsibility to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to help those in our care re-build their lives and rejoin community. We remain absolutely and resolutely committed to reducing the level of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people incarcerated.
G4S is an amalgam of diverse and passionate people who care and trust in the power of people for good. This fuels our culture and why, and in consultation with Reconciliation Australia, we have further committed to creating meaningful and lasting change throughout our business.
Managing Director, G4S Australia & New Zealand