In 2015 Reconciliation Australia formally recognised Richmond Football Club’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSIs), with the club’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) being officially upgraded to Elevate status.
Reconciliation Australia formally endorses Elevate RAP status to organisations with a demonstrated history of achievement and leadership across all three core RAP areas – respect, relationships and opportunities.
Only 21 businesses across Australia have had RAP’s upgraded to Elevate status and Richmond is the only sporting organisation in the country to achieve this leadership status. Other Elevated RAP partners include:
- Compass Group
- Department of Human Service
- Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
- National Australia Bank
- Transfield Services
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- Brierty Ltd
- Rio Tinto
- Swinburne University