QGC, a BG Group business and developer of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project (QCLNG), has been named Best Company at the Queensland Resources Council Indigenous Participation Awards for its employment, training and business development strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan.
The award is recognition of QGC’s commitment to indigenous employment, training and economic development.
QGC was also a finalist in the business category of the Queensland Reconciliation Awards and staff member Bradley Maher was an individual finalist in the Queensland Resources Council’s Indigenous Champion award.
QGC’s indigenous initiatives include the following:
- There are 319 indigenous employees working directly for QGC or major contractors.
- QGC hold the largest contract, worth AU$ 13.4 million, to an indigenous organisation.QGC has invested AU$ 500 000 in a heavy machinery training programme.
- QGC has invested AU$ 500 000 in a heavy machinery training programme.
QGC Vice President Sustainability, Brett Smith, said QGC remained committed to closer and more comprehensive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: “We have worked hard in developing the QCLNG Project to ensure indigenous people are given opportunities wherever possible […]
These awards are a pleasing reminder that indigenous Australians are finding work with us, improving skills and developing sustainable businesses.”
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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