At Fortescue, we believe in the power of economic opportunity and are driven to deliver generational change for Aboriginal people, particularly those who live in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
We are a company that has never shied away from the big issues and continue to evolve best practice Aboriginal training, employment programs and development programs to create opportunities for Aboriginal people and ensure a sustainable Pilbara workforce.
Find out more about Fortescue's approach to creating opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Supporting Aboriginal Business
Strong, sustainable businesses create more employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal Australians. Fortescue works closely with our stakeholders to build capability and skills in businesses owned wholly or partially by Aboriginal people.
Our Billion Opportunities program commenced in 2011 as an initiative to generate business opportunities for Aboriginal people. It forms a critical element of our approach to ensuring economic opportunity and participation is the key benefit to flow from Native Title agreements.
Since its inception, the program has awarded 244 contracts and sub-contracts valued close to A$2 billion to 105 Aboriginal-owned businesses and joint ventures. The program has a particular focus on Traditional Owner involvement.
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Fortescue has a proud history of championing Aboriginal employment in its workforce and providing job opportunities to Aboriginal people.
A range of development and support initiatives are available to assist Aboriginal people in transitioning from education and gaining employment with Fortescue.
Career Development and Support
Fundamental to the provision of meaningful employment is the ongoing development of our Aboriginal workforce through training and professional development and a workplace culture that understands and champions Aboriginal employment.
We have a range of programs actively working to build a culture among the entire workforce which is openly supportive.