Reconciliation

We have developed our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which outlines our plan to build stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Why are we developing a RAP?

  • Vision Super is a not for profit organisation and we focus on the long-term financial security of all our members. Developing a RAP will help us to understand all the hurdles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members may encounter when accessing their superannuation entitlements
  • We are a values-based fund and we pride ourselves on being a fund that invests and operates responsibly for the environment and our community. The RAP is in alignment with our values of Trust, Citizenship, Care and Commitment
  • The superannuation services we provide must be culturally sensitive and demonstrate respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members, their communities, histories and cultures
  • We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members in achieving positive financial outcomes through education and increased financial literacy. We believe that building effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples will create a more harmonious and respectful society.

Our RAP journey to date

  • We have implemented an Identification policy, under which we follow AUSTRAC’s guidance on alternate identity proofing processes.
  • We have undertaken a staff survey to investigate whether any staff members identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Our Human Resources team has added a question to new staff starter forms to ask whether new staff identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • We have engaged with our leadership team, who are fully supportive of our RAP development, and have been allocated the resources we need to complete the RAP
  • We have engaged with other super funds to learn from their RAP journeys
  • We have posted several items on social media celebrating significant dates and events
  • We have added an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data field to our administration platform so that we can record if a member identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • We have developed an Acknowledgement of Country and rolled this out to our formal meetings
  • We have formed a RAP Working Group, which meets every six weeks
  • We have drafted a term of reference for the RAP Working Group
  • The RAP Working Group has presented to the Board of Directors on Rio Tinto’s blasting activities, and the Board subsequently wrote a letter to Rio Tinto on the issue
  • The RAP Working Group has commenced online Cultural Awareness Training through the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia.

We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members in achieving positive financial outcomes through education and increased financial literacy.

- One of Vision Super's Reflect RAP commitments

Understanding
Developing a RAP will help us to understand all the hurdles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members may encounter when accessing their superannuation entitlements
Respect
We believe that building effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples will create a more harmonious and respectful society.
Values
We are a values-based fund and we pride ourselves on being a fund that invests and operates responsibly for the environment and our community.
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Traditional owners acknowledgment

Vision Super acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the lands throughout Australia and pays respect to their elders past, present and emerging. 

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