Community and Relationships

We are fostering strong and collaborative partnerships with our host communities, suppliers, industry, and government partners to create shared and enduring value.

Developing strong relationships with our stakeholders at a corporate, regional and local level is vital for the success of our business. We partner with our stakeholders to build trust and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of customers and communities, deliver commercial value and address critical environmental and social sustainability issues across our value chain. 

Please click here to see how Orica is helping build safe, resilient and thriving communities.

Reconciliation Action Plan

In FY2022, we launched our inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Orica acknowledges the traditional Custodians and Elders of the land on which we work, live, and operate and our vision for reconciliation is to create a future based on mutual respect and understanding.

Orica’s RAP sets out practical actions we plan to take towards reconciliation, both internally and across the locations in which we operate. Orica is privileged to work in many communities across Australia, and our action plan commits to increasing understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and rights in these communities. 

This plan presents a path for Orica and our employees to recognise the importance of reconciliation. This is the first step, and our actions outlined in this RAP are intended to grow and deepen as we develop further opportunities toward reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

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Artist - Kerri-Ann Taggart (Wonnarua)

Helping build safe, resilient and thriving communities

Our global business brings us into contact with diverse communities and we believe that our success is tied to theirs. That is why we are committed to building safe, resilient and thriving communities in our areas of operation. From our focus on safety and management of natural resources to our contribution to social and economic development we strive to prevent harm and enhance our positive impact on communities. 

Community investment and the Orica Impact Fund

Guided by our Community Impact and Investment Framework, we are focused on building long-term relationships based on trust and transparency and providing targeted and strategic investment that seed lasting positive outcomes for local communities. Under this framework, Orica is committed to investing at least A$15m across our global communities from FY2021 to FY2025.

In FY2021 we launched the Orica Impact Fund which enhances our existing regional community investment and prioritises support for local, grassroots initiatives across our global operations that improve social equity and wellbeing, education, environmental outcomes and helps foster community togetherness.

We are on track to achieve our five-year community investment target. Over A$10m has been invested since FY2021 to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes in the communities we operate in around the world.  

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Working with our suppliers to promote better practices

Our suppliers are a critical part of our value chain and ensure we maintain a secure service for our customers.  We seek to work with suppliers that share our commitment to excellence, are aligned to our values, and committed to acting ethically and to improving their environmental and social impact. We strive to work collaboratively to meet sustainability challenges together and implement improvement plans where gaps or risks are identified.