CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors has announced a record spend of $92 million with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in the 2021-22 financial year – an increase of around 60% on the previous year’s result.
This impressive outcome is another positive example of our industry’s growing commitment to working closely with Indigenous business enterprises and ensuring we not only share the economic benefits of transport infrastrucutre more widely, but also build a more diverse industry workforce for the future.
CPB Contractors has more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses are listed in its Aboriginal Business & Social Enterprise (ABSE) database, making it simple to find, engage and employ those best suited to the opportunities available on the company’s major construction projects.
Sharon Gray, CPB Contractors Group Manager Indigenous and Social Inclusion, said:
“CPB is committed to maximizing the participation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in our construction projects. CPB is building infrastructure right across Australia and it is our responsibility to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people benefit from the employment and business opportunities that our projects generate.”