SSE acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways of Australia. We pay respect to Elders past and present, as the original storytellers, innovators, and place-makers and together, celebrate the traditional sovereignty of these unceded lands.
Integral to SSE’s ambitious strategic goals for 2024 and beyond, is our reaffirmed commitment to acknowledging, respecting, and learning from Australia's First Nations peoples.
In recognition of the cultural and historical significance of 26 January, and the emotional complexities surrounding this day for First Nations peoples, SSE will be open for business as usual, with staff having the flexibility to work a normal day instead of observing it as a public holiday.
As an organisation, we embrace a practice of acknowledging First Nations peoples as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We honour Aboriginal people as the world's oldest continuing living culture and appreciate the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.
Our deep and abiding commitment is to learn from and grow alongside their diverse voices and practices.
In 2024, we will build on our initiatives of 2023, co-partnering, co-designing, and co-delivering programs with Aboriginal communities across the state of NSW and beyond. These collaborative partnerships aim to break down barriers to employment and education, contributing to a more inclusive nation and prosperous economy.
Recognising the value of diverse teams and voices, we are dedicated to addressing systemic inequalities, fostering smarter innovations, and cultivating more collaborative cultures. If you are working in a similar space, join us today.
And if you are a First Nations person or organisation working or interested in community building through education, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today.