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Stantec Australia partners with First Nations Clean Energy Network to address Climate Action

Supporting Climate Action for Indigenous Communities.


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has announced its partnership with the First Nations Clean Energy Network to support the role of First Nations people in Australia’s energy transition.

The partnership will include financial aid to support the Network’s programs and initiatives. It will also involve knowledge sharing on First Nations-led renewable energy projects throughout Australia between Stantec’s team and Network members. 

“Our partnership is about empowerment and capacity building for First Nations-led renewables projects,” said Ashok Sukumaran, Stantec Australia Country Leader. “As we support these projects across the country, we’ll also deepen our understanding of indigenous culture and the significance of collaboration and community,” he said.

Karrina Nolan, Executive Director of Original Power, a key initiator of the First Nations Clean Energy Network, explained that Stantec’s support will help ensure First Nations people are key players in Australia’s clean energy revolution.

“Our new partnership with Stantec will directly support local First Nations communities experiencing extreme temperatures and expensive, unreliable power to install clean energy projects. We're committed to investing in better outcomes for our mob from sustainable design on remote homelands to improving cost and reliability for community power systems, building resilience through workforce development and sharpening First Nations' enterprise competitiveness,” said Karrina.

Stantec’s dedication to climate action is well known and is reflected in our Climate Solutions strategic priority. Our connection to Indigenous Peoples is equally strong and longstanding and continues to expand globally. We support Indigenous-led nonprofits that work on climate action in New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Find out more in our 2023 Sustainability Report.

About the First Nations Clean Energy Network
The First Nations Clean Energy Network, launched in November 2021, is designed to ensure the transition occurs in partnership with indigenous communities, sharing its jobs and economic benefits, protecting sacred sites and respecting native title. 

The Network supports First Nations communities and business enterprises to manage clean energy projects, from small community projects to large-scale, export-focused initiatives.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

Media Contact
Paul Bromiley
Communications & Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Ph: +61 2 9493 9717

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