Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has released its FY18 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, outlining the Company’s key initiatives of setting high standards, creating positive social change and safeguarding the environment.
Highlights of the report include:
Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines said, “We are committed to ensuring communities benefit from our growth and development and recognise that, in order to achieve our vision of being the safest, lowest cost, most profitable mining company, this belief must be embedded within all aspects of our business.”
“Empowerment is at the heart of Fortescue’s approach to working with communities – as is an absolute determination to achieve practical outcomes. We are proud to work with our Native Title partners to provide training, employment and businesses development opportunities and we are committed to implementing workable measures to support women in the workplace, including job share opportunities and the Fortescue Family Room,” Ms Gaines said.
Acknowledging the growing stakeholder interest in business action on climate change, Fortescue expanded its Climate Change disclosure to align with the recent recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the G20 Financial Stability Board.
Fortescue also released its inaugural Modern Slavery Voluntary Statement 2018, as part of the Company’s ongoing commitment to protecting and promoting human rights and its zero tolerance for modern slavery in its supply chain.