Formulating and rolling out an Indigenous participation strategy can be a challenging process especially with compliance to the Federal Government “Indigenous Procurement Policy” (IPP) . If strategies are not developed in a collaborative way with Indigenous Traditional Owners and communities, there is a risk of poor outcomes and potentially substantial risk for projects and Proponents.
For example; over-runs from project interruptions, risk to corporate and brand reputation from damaging media coverage and internal & external conflict during implementation of the strategy – not a good outcome for risk adverse Companies.
The skills required to develop a strong and sustainable model that all parties can benefit from, requires deep insight into Culture and the needs of the parties, plus a depth of understanding of the inherent risks. The diverse culture and experience of the ISCC team can provide a risk management and a non-biased approach in developing an Indigenous Participation Strategy with clarity of expectation and agreed milestones, satisfying Proponent requirements as well as benefiting Traditional Owners, communities and Indigenous businesses.