We are committed to treating our people fairly, upholding their rights, and developing their careers.
Why our people matter to us
Our people are essential to our success and growth. We recognise that we need a skilled and committed workforce – with a diverse range of experience and perspectives.
We work to create diverse workplaces and develop talent – while upholding the rights of our workforce and giving them simple ways to raise concerns.
Diversity is essential to our business. We aim to employ workforces that reflect the demographics of the communities where we operate.
As part of this, we are committed to finding ways to include and promote people from indigenous communities.
We prohibit all forms of discrimination, and do not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace.
of our personnel in our marketing business are female
of our total workforce is female
Women in mining at Glencore
Inuit employment at Raglan Mine
We work to attract and retain the best people at every level. We undertake regular assessments of skill levels and competence – aiming to support, develop and reward people with talent and potential.
We recognise and uphold the rights of our workforce to a safe workplace, freedom of association, collective representation, just compensation, job security and opportunities for development.
More than 70%
of our employees were covered by collective bargaining agreements in 2016
We consult with and support our people when we make major changes such as closures, mergers and acquisitions.
If there appears to be a breach of our Code of Conduct, employees, contractors and suppliers are encouraged to raise this through local channels.
To make it easy to formally raise concerns about ethics or compliance, we also have mechanisms known as “Raising Concerns”.
We are working to attract and retain a diverse workforce:
of managers at Altonorte, Chile, were female in 2016
of trainees entering our Indigenous Employment Program at Mount Isa Mines, Australia, were female (as of 2016).
of overall employees at Mount Isa Mines, Australia, are women and 5% come from indigenous communities
of employees at McArthur River Mine, Australia, come from an indigenous background
Across the Group, our employee turnover rate in 2016 was 10%. This was down from 19% in 2015, as market conditions started to improve.
At several assets in Australia, South Africa and South America, we reached new three-year wage agreements. We also prepared for upcoming renegotiations at many assets.
Principles we follow
We will carry on raising awareness of Glencore's Values – to position ourselves as an employer of choice.
We are also developing programmes to support supervisors at our assets.