The Sedgman team at MACH Energy’s Mount Pleasant Operation, in the Hunter Valley New South Wales, is proudly partnered with Blackrock Industries, a 100 per cent Indigenous-owned service company. Blackrock Industries provide people and equipment to mining and civil projects Australia-wide. They work with clients, such as Sedgman, to establish employment opportunities, supporting the career aspirations of First Nations People throughout Australia.
Blackrock Managing Director, Steve Lessar said: “We don't feel like a subcontractor working with Sedgman, we feel that we are a partner on this journey of opportunities and reconciliation. Our employees constantly say Sedgman is fantastic at welcoming them as part of the team and we look forward to continuing our relationship on future opportunities.”
CPB Contractors’ M80 Upgrade and Monash Freeway Upgrade projects are working with local Indigenous business Bunji Hire to reduce their carbon footprint through an electric fleet.
Bunji founder, Dean Rioli, says “CPB supported our business in the early stages. They believed we would deliver a quality service. This gave me the confidence that the business would kick goals across a number of projects, and we are now able to supply other top tier clients purely because we have a track record on a number of CPB projects."
JC Promotions & Apparel
JC Promotions & Apparel supply products to Sedgman and other CIMIC Group companies. Australian Indigenous owned and operated merchandise supplier, JC Promotions & Apparel, are helping Sedgman get ready for the launch of their Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan with some deadly products, including an Acknowledgment of Country plaque.
Director, Jesse Thomson and his business partner Christopher Kiprios supply products to Sedgman and other CIMIC Group companies, having first established in 2019. Jesse and Christopher explained that being an Australian Indigenous owned and operated company allows them to provide opportunities to other First Nations Small Businesses and Artists and give back to their Mob and Communities.'
Artist - Luke Penrith
Working closely with Luke Penrith, an Aboriginal artist, UGL has added a new rail compliant long sleeve shirt, featuring Luke’s “Bloodlines” design.
These shirts, worn by our team members, help to spark conversations on sites and projects about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, while improving the diversity of UGL’s supply chain. The Bloodlines shirts are being rolled out across various sites and projects, starting with UGL Unipart, Auburn and UGL’s Dandenong, Victoria site.