The Responsible Gold Mining Principles recognise the historic under-representation of women. Indeed in some countries there remain significant constraints on women’s ability to undertake operational mining roles. Leading gold mining companies are committed to addressing historical injustices and ensure that there are opportunities for women at all levels within their organisations.
Principle 6.6 of the Responsible Gold Mining Principles states: ‘We are committed to identifying and resolving barriers to the advancement and fair treatment of women in our workplaces. Through our employment, supply chain, training and community investment programmes, we will aim to contribute to the socio-economic empowerment of women in the communities associated with our operations.’