‘Morris focuses on offering services to allow people to live and work in remote mining locations with the award acknowledging this value set to Indigenous people who need assistance in the workplace,’ stated the company’s press release.
‘Since 2013, Morris has provided 132 Indigenous Australians full-time work in catering, cleaning, accommodation and facilities management within mining and construction sites.’
The company said it recognised that supporting Indigenous recruits required a specialist approach to induction and training. And, in response, developed a tailored, holistic induction and training process called The Track to Triumph Programme.
Morris works with employment services providers at Work Australia and community groups to source candidates and ensure each person is given every opportunity to succeed.
Host of the awards, National Employment Services Association (NESA) CEO, Sally Sinclair, said, “This award is a great tribute to Morris Corporation and shows the successes of employment services providers like at Work Australia and employers working together.
“The employment and related services industry in Australia is all about helping people into sustained employment, and these awards truly acknowledge the direct and lasting impact that champion employers like Morris Corporation have on people’s lives,” she noted.
Morris Corporation CEO Fiona Berkin explained that, “Morris has always had a strong affinity in terms of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Our operations are in some of the most beautiful, remote parts of Australia and by seeing these places first hand, it is easy to have an appreciation of Indigenous peoples and their connection with the land.
“Whilst we have implemented corporate policies to nurture a commitment to reconciliation, I’m very proud of the company wide adoption, at every level, towards bridging the gap. Being recognised by such an award is testament to our effort as a company and it is encouraging to know we are on the right track.”