Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Viva Energy launched its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan in November 2019. Our RAP celebrates Indigenous culture, promotes reconciliation, builds respect and aims to raise cultural awareness. By working together respectfully, we can build a diverse and enriched business while contributing to a stronger and more vibrant Australia.

Learn more about our RAP
The meaning of our specially commissioned artwork

 

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Wa-ngal yalinguth, yalingbu, yirramboi, by Dixon Patten, a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man

Developing community partnerships

We support a number of programs and projects designed to address specific needs identified by our partners in Indigenous communities within our operational areas.

Indigenous Partnerships - Racing Together
Cathy Freeman Foundation National
National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
Koorie Heritage Trust 

supported programs - Shooting Stars
Indigenous Literacy Foundation

 

 

Promoting cultural awareness

We encourage our employees to deepen their understanding of Indigenous cultures through opportunities to improve their cultural awareness, celebrating National Reconciliation Week activities, supporting NAIDOC events, and participating in our partner programs.

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We are the Principle Corporate Supporter of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Collections, Exhibitions and Public Programs, helping them to digitise their Oral History Collection. This important project preserves and raises awareness of Indigenous history.

Watch these videos from the Koorie Heritage Trust Oral History Collection

Koorie Heritage Trust

Glenda Nicholls – Feather Flowers

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Koorie Heritage Trust

Brendan Kennedy – Stone Tools and Axe Heads

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Creating employment opportunities

We believe that an inclusive culture that values diversity of thought and different ways of working results in all employees being more engaged, motivated and productive. We are proud to work with CareerTrackers, developing opportunities to host Indigenous interns.

Supplying Low Aromatic Fuel (LAF)

In partnership with the Federal Government’s National Indigenous Australians Agency, Viva Energy is proud to manufacture and supply Low Aromatic Fuel (LAF) to northern Australia. Research shows that the introduction of LAF has resulted in a 95.2% reduction in petrol sniffing among communities surveyed since 2007.

Learn more about our Low Aromatic Fuel

Indigenous procurement

Working with Supply Nation, we continue to focus on Indigenous procurement in many different ways:

  • Working with indigenous consulting services to develop our RAP.
  • Commissioning our RAP artwork and employing indigenous printing services.
  • Signing a contract with Weipa Bulk Fuels (a joint venture between Indigenous owned and operated Northern Haulage Diesel Service and non-Indigenous Cambridge Gulf Limited) for the delivery of LAF to the Weipa township.
  • Signing a contract with Nakula Marine Services, a private business based in Broome that is 100 percent Indigenous owned and operated, to provide services in bunkers, tankers, gardening and cleaning.
  • Purchasing Indigenous artworks for our offices.