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Sustainability and Inclusivity

Sustainability for a better future

For more than 30 years, we have worked with clients and on major projects where operating in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner is non-negotiable.

We take this one step further — wanting to make a difference ourselves — as we believe we should.


Rowland’s people are a diverse group — something we are very proud of and value greatly.

We are a fully committed equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a work environment where the culture, beliefs, values and differences of all employees are acknowledged and respected.

Something we are particularly passionate about is learning about, and building relationships with, our local First Nations communities.

Rowland’s Chairman, Geoff Rodgers, is a long-term supporter of Yalari, while our Group Senior Executive and Rowland Board member, Helen Besly, is the former Deputy Board Chair of the Meeanjin Heritage and Remembrance Centre — an initiative led by The Centre for Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise.

Reconciliation Action Plan

As part of our ambition to understand the true histories of this country in which we live and do business, we recently submitted our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to Reconciliation Australia.

We see our RAP as one of the stepping stones on our journey to expanding our awareness of where we fit in the landscape of the past, present and future. We want to challenge what we think we know, become culturally competent, and change behaviour and mindsets.

We have worked with many First Nations people and organisations on various client projects, and have forged strong friendships and working relationships with numerous First Nations communities throughout Australia.

We also hold a strategic alliance with Winangali — a Supply Nation-certified First Nations business — a relationship which spans more than 20 years. Our combined corporate histories tell a story of demonstrated strategic communication and consultation experience.

Read our RAP


Global commitments

Sustainability at Rowland is an ongoing and evolving journey, and a constant quest for improvement.

We started our formal sustainability journey 15 years ago, establishing an internal strategy with clear actions and responsibilities, focused primarily on environmental goals.

Since then, we’ve continued to grow our awareness and commitment, setting bold targets and expanding the scope and rigour of our program to include environmental, social and governance (ESG) pillars to ensure long-term viability.

Now, as we head further into this decade, we broaden our focus even more to help achieve international sustainability blueprints, including the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) — our way of doing the best we can for the world in which we operate.

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