Indigenous employment and training program award

Downer was awarded "Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training" at the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) 2018 Annual Indigenous Awards.

The team from Blackwater mine has been recognised for its successful Work Readiness and Training Program, in partnership with the Blackwater Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC), which encourages local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to prepare for a career in the mining industry.

This year saw a record number of entries. For Downer to be recognised by the QRC as part of this competitive industry awards program is a significant achievement and a reflection of the dedication and teamwork from all those who have been involved in the program.

This initiative demonstrates Downer's contribution to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals: