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Sustainability 2013 report



Sustainability 2013 report


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Inpex -- Northern Territory -- Periodical

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he Aboriginal population in Australia comprises more than 500,000 people and represents 2.5 percent of the national population. In the Northern Territory, where the Ichthys LNG Project processing facilities are being constructed, Aboriginal communi ties represent 40 percent of the population. The Ichthys LNG Project acknowledges Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners of the land and water where the Projects facilities are being devel oped. As such, a policy and strategy have been devel oped to guide Project activity while taking into consid eration Aboriginal culture. Similarly, a memorandum was signed with the Larrakia people, the Traditional Owners of the land and water in and around Darwin, to demonstrate the Projects commitment to a relation ship that is built on a foundation of cooperation and mutual respect. Aboriginal Heritage Management Plans have been developed and the Project is working with the Larrakia people to appropriately manage and monitor Aboriginal cultural heritage during Project activities. An example of this is the requirement for Aboriginal heritage monitors to be present during all ground-disturbing activities. In 2013, we published our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), a public document that outlines the companys commitments towards Aboriginal communities. The RAP has been developed around the three key thematic areas of relationships, respect and opportunities. Our RAP will be reviewed annu ally and our achievements made public. (Irene Stainton, Senior Aboriginal Advisor, INPEX) T Respect for Aboriginal People Ichthys LNG Project Part2 Artwork created by Aboriginal artist in commemoration of INPEXs RAP launch Engaging local communities and addressing their feedbacks and grievances Community Engagement Plan Community Grievances Mechanism Stakeholder Management System Minimising and managing Project impact on local communities Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP) Addressing Human Rights considerations in Ichthys LNG Project Commitment to work with Aboriginal communities to build mutually beneficial relationships Aboriginal Engagement Policy and Strategy Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan Aboriginal Business Engagement Strategy Human rights considerations related to community impact In compliance with IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability In line with the Global Compact Human Rights framework The RAP outlines the companys reconciliation vision and plans to build strong relationships and enhance equality and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples where we operate. Under three headings, Relationships, Respect and Opportunities, the RAP sets out INPEXs tangible and measurable public commitments to ATSI peoples. Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 15 IN PEX C O RPO RA TIO N SU STA IN A BILITY REPO RT 2013