Reconciliation Action Plan

Trust, respect and cooperation underpin our approach to Reconciliation.

Our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is reflected in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).  We launched our first RAP in 2010 to continue the development of our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, charities and businesses. Since then we have worked to progress these relationships by strengthening and formalising our approaches through our Pro Bono work, community partnerships, procurement practices, and the Clayton Utz Foundation.

Our Innovate RAP, which is reviewed and updated regularly, formalises our commitment to reducing inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and contains targets that we hold ourselves to meeting.

Our RAP has informed our procurement policies with over $565,000 in procurement from First Australian businesses in the last year. Our people also participate in volunteering opportunities with our Community Partners, including the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Deadly Sista Girlz program and The Wayside Chapel’s Aboriginal Program. We financially support our community partners through the Clayton Utz Foundation, with over $2M in grants being distributed to programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since 2003. In 2019 we were proud to join forces with other law firms in our support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Download a copy of our RAP plan here (PDF 1.8MB)

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Clayton Utz acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land where our offices now stand and communities in which we work. We pay our respects to them and their culture, and their Elders past and present.