DLA Piper has been committed to reconciliation for many years, using our skills, resources and influence to support greater justice and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our actions in this area form part of our wider commitment to being a responsible business, and a reflection of our inclusive culture based on respect for all people, celebrating diversity, and creating opportunities for people to achieve their potential, regardless of their background.
One of the most powerful messages in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which we proudly support, is that recognising our First Nations' ancient sovereignty, and embracing reconciliation and genuine equality, will allow "a fuller expression of Australia's nationhood". In the same way, being a truly inclusive and reconciled workplace enriches us all. It can only make DLA Piper a better business – a better place to work, and a better advisor and partner for our clients.
Our third RAP focuses on three key areas - Cultural Learning and Celebration; Better Careers in the Legal Profession; and Helping our Clients Succeed.
Each of these areas reflects one or more of DLA Piper's values, as well as Reconciliation Australia's RAP Pillars - Respect, Relationships and Opportunities. In addition, the international firm is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advance economic, social and environmental prosperity. We have prioritised those SDGs where we can make the biggest difference, including those identified below, that are specifically supported through our RAP.
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