Indigenous and social inclusion takes the forefront
CPB Contractors has hosted the company’s first NSW Indigenous and Social Inclusion Forum in Sydney to create stronger partnerships with local suppliers and subcontractors.
The forum brought together our company’s NSW-based leadership with more than 60 representatives from Aboriginal businesses and social enterprises to better connect project supply chain opportunities with high-quality providers.
“We currently employ more than 2,300 people in NSW and we’re making strong contributions to the people and communities of this state.”
There were positive interactions and ‘Q&A’ sessions where suppliers and subcontractors learned more about what pre-qualifications and assessments are required to work with us, and how we can assist them through the process.
CPB Contractors General Manager, Martin Wood, said: “We currently employ more than 2,300 people in NSW and we’re making strong contributions to the people and communities of this state.
“The NSW Indigenous and Social Inclusion Forum allowed us to connect our supply chain needs with businesses who want to join us in delivering sustainable community and commercial outcomes.”
Indigenous and Social Inclusion Manager, Seraphine Bray, said: “We are committed to providing people experiencing disadvantage with access to employment and training, and the NSW forum was a valuable chance for us to connect and discuss real opportunities.
“We see our core commitments as simply ‘the way we operate’ and as competitive points of difference within the work winning arena.”
Key stakeholders at the forum included Supply Nation, Social Traders, the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and NSW Ombudsman’s Office, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.