Cleanaway acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we operate and in the communities in which we exist. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are proud to pay our respect to Elders past, present and future for they hold the traditions and the culture, and together we hold the hopes of a truly reconciled Australia.


Our Commitment to Reconciliation

As a business, we aspire to be the most innovative and sustainable waste management company and see this as a fundamental for our Blueprint 2030. This strategy focuses on creating superior value for all our stakeholders, by integrating and extending our leading network of infrastructure assets to provide high-circularity, low carbon solutions. As part of this, our vision is that we continue to care for the lands on which we operate, to find better, smarter and cleaner ways to make a sustainable future possible together with First Nations communities.

At Cleanaway, delivering strong foundations, growing our people, being talent ready, fostering a safe and inclusive environment and building pride is fundamental to our business. Our Reconciliation Action Plan ensures that as part of these core values, we are exploring, building and increasing the cultural competency of our business and delivering on meaningful actions which support reconciliation.

Click here to view our Reconciliation Action Plan 2024.


Our Artwork

Cleanaway’s RAP artwork was created by Marcus Lee, a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Karajarri people from North Western Australia. It represents Cleanaway’s commitment to fostering a sustainable circular economy and symbolises our deep respect for the land, oceans and waterways of Australia.

The three central circular clusters represent the three pillars of reconciliation: Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. These three pillars provide the backbone and support for Cleanaway’s ongoing reconciliation journey. Organic shapes depicting nature and foliage are interspersed between the three circular shapes symbolising sustainability and the revitalisation of the land on which Cleanaway operates. The surrounding circular shapes represent Cleanaway’s focus on building genuine relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. The river-like wavelines symbolise the shared pathways which help support First Nation communities, peoples and businesses to making a sustainable future possible together.