We believe that all occupational fatalities and injuries are preventable, and that we can create and maintain safe workplaces for all our people with strong safety leadership. Risk management is at the heart of our approach.
We let our people know that we expect every individual to take responsibility for their own safety and for that of their colleagues and host communities.
Along with our industry peers, we report on our safety performance to the ICMM every year, to promote the improvement of safety performances.
Managing risks to the health of our people is essential for their long-term wellbeing. It also helps us to maintain our productivity and reduce the likelihood of workplace compensation claims.
We use a variety of onsite programmes to manage occupational diseases and exposure to health hazards; we extend many of these health programmes to the rest of our host communities, to combat regional health problems and promote healthy lifestyles.
We uphold the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We recognise and uphold our people’s rights to a safe workplace, freedom of association, collective representation, just compensation, job security and development opportunities.
We hire workers based on ability, without discrimination of any kind, and reward them based on their contributions and skills, in line with market conditions.
We prioritise employing people who live in the regions close to our assets. This extends to investing in education projects, skills development programmes and apprenticeships for local people.