ESG Video Series: Diversity and Inclusion

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Gold mining, for much of its history has been male dominated but this is starting to change. Whilst there is a lot more that needs to be done to achieve gender parity, our Members are working on attracting and retaining a more diverse workforce.

When the World Gold Council created the Responsible Gold Mining Principles, our Board, the CEOs of the world’s most forward thinking gold miners, recognised that more had to be done to improve gender equality and the role of women in mining. This has been addressed via a specific principle, 6.6 which focused on the role of women in mining. The Principle requires companies to identify and resolve any barriers to the advancement and fair treatment of women in the workplace as well as creates a clear expectation that companies should contribute to the socio-economic empowerment of women in the local communities around their operations not only as employers, but also through the supply chain, training, and community investment programmes.

Our Members are working on reducing barriers to the advancement of women in the industry from working on mine sites to women in the board room.

To learn more from our experts on this topic, please watch the following video.