Diversity and Inclusion in Mining in Australia and LatAm: Why it matters and how to tackle it?
Beyond the fundamental values of equality and equity, study after study has demonstrated the benefits of diversity on financial and operating performance. Diversity promotes creativity and strategic resilience, and mining companies will need both if they are to successfully meet the broadening challenges facing the industry today, from digital and analytics disruption to sustainability and decarbonisation.
As an example, women represent an estimated 8 to 17 per cent of the global mining workforce. In addition to low labour force participation, the drop-off from entry-level to executive for females in mining is among the most dramatic across all industries. The fact is that women are underrepresented at all levels within mining companies. Yet opportunities remain for the industry to boost female recruitment, retention, and advancement.
In this panel, we set out to understand experiences in the mining industry and to distil insights and recommendations to help mining companies win through talent.
Why does this matter?
- Share companies' activities to tackle inclusion and diversity
- What barriers are we seeing? What is difficult to shift?
- What works/ doesn't?
- How to attract diverse talent?