ACS Indigenous was established as part of a vision for a better, more inclusive and positive future for our community and our country.
It has been created to meet growing requirements by government and the private sector to engage Indigenous owned and managed enterprises, to create long term career and procurement opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
ACS Indigenous operates alongside and with the support of ACS Property Services by utilising and building upon ACS’s knowledge, expertise and systems.
ACS Indigenous aims to increase employment amongst Torres Strait and Aboriginal Australians, and build a community of diverse suppliers and businesses with the aim of closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The company aims to contribute to Reconciliation through the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in operational, administrative and management roles.
The ASC Indigenous logo artwork was created by Aaron Hayden in collaboration with Delphine Byrne Creative.
Acknowledgement of Country
ACS Indigenous is guided by the following core values:
- Respect & Understanding
At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To achieve reconciliation, we need to develop strong relationships built on trust and respect, and that are free of racism.
By working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we can better understand and overcome the barriers they face, and encourage and foster meaningful, long term relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We pledge to respect the customs and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities in the ACS Property Services spirit of one team, one family.
Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, rights and experiences underpins progress toward all five dimensions of reconciliation.
Without respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of doing things, respectful relationships cannot be built. Without pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage, we cannot foster a shared national identity.
Without understanding the wrongs of the past, we cannot ensure these wrongs are never repeated.
We pledge to develop sustainable, inclusive employment and participation opportunities for, and led by, local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engendering a basis of mutual respect and understanding.
We recognise the important role employment plays in boosting self-esteem, economic security and overall health, as well as the general wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families and wider communities.
We are driven by a focus on developing our employment and supply chain management processes for an innovative and sustainable future.
This includes significantly increasing our employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, reflecting a transparent and adaptive approach to future opportunities.
Message from Lewis Igini, Managing Director
“As a long-standing leader in the nation’s cleaning and property services sector, ACS Property Services is committed to ensuring Australia closes the gap and improves the quality of life and economic circumstances of Indigenous Australians.
ACS Indigenous will focus on creating new employment and career opportunities for Indigenous Australians, which will be crucial in providing long-term positive outcomes for communities across the nation.
In the establishment of ACS Indigenous; ACS is partnering with champion AFL Indigenous footballer, Shaun Burgoyne, who has proven his leadership attributes both on and off the field.
As Managing Director of ACS, I recognise the rich heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the positive contribution Indigenous communities will make to the future wealth and prosperity of the nation.
I look forward to your continued support in this important endeavour.”
Lewis Igini, Managing Director ACS Property Services
Message from Shaun Burgoyne, Director
“I am a proud Indigenous man from both Kokatha & Warai tribes. My father is a Kokatha man, located on the West Coast of South Australia. My mother is a Warai woman, located just South of Darwin.
As a proud Indigenous man, I am pleased to be working with ACS Property Services, who share my vision, values and ambition for a positive Australia.
ACS Indigenous will focus on creating new employment and career opportunities for Indigenous Australians, which will be crucial in closing the gap and fostering long term prosperity.
Providing Indigenous people with stable employment and promising careers will improve long term economic, health and social outcomes.
Business leaders often say there are a lot of similarities between great sporting teams and great business organisations. Both involve hard work, teamwork, trust and honesty.
The skills and experience I’ve developed playing as part of an elite AFL team, I will transfer to ACS Indigenous.
I believe ACS Indigenous will deliver measurable and life changing outcomes as we as a nation work together to close the gap.”
Shaun Burgoyne, Australian Rules Footballer, Hawthorn Football Club and Indigenous Players Advisory Board Member
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander looking to develop skills and experience in an in-demand sector?
ACS Indigenous is supported by the knowledge, expertise and systems developed by ACS Property Services over x years, providing a range of specialist cleaning services, including maintenance and facility management and COVID-19 cleaning.
With over 14 years’ experience, ACS is committed to excellence and innovation, and has proudly held triple certification since 2008.
ACS Indigenous has a variety of operational, administrative and management roles available – explore via the Job Search below.
WORK WITH US
More than ever before, cleaning has become vital for the protection and safety of your staff, customers and clients.
Work with a team backed by experience and a commitment to excellence and innovation, with a vision to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.