Fortescue is a values-based business with a strong, differentiated culture.
We believe that by leveraging the unique and differentiating culture of our greatest asset, our people, we will achieve stretch targets in all our key pillars.
Health and Safety
At Fortescue, the safety of our people is our number one priority and we strive to be a global leader in safety.
We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to look out for their mates and themselves. This focus on safety leadership and culture empowers everyone at Fortescue to pause and reassess their task to ensure it is always safe.
A tiered Health and Safety program ensures a consistent approach to safety management across the business:
At the core of our approach to preventing high risk events is the implementation of our critical control monitoring program. We have an active program of education, training, monitoring and reporting that highlights continuous improvement and learning from experience.
Find out more about our approach to health and safety and 2017 performance.
33% improvement on FY16
To be the best company we can be, we need the best ideas across every part of our business. The best ideas come from a diverse workforce: teams with a broad range of backgrounds, skills, experience and personalities.
Fortescue believes that each person has a responsibility to champion diversity and a role to play in cementing Fortescue as an employer of choice for people of all backgrounds.
Diversity means developing teams with a broad range of personalities, skills and experience, and embracing the new ideas and innovative ways of doing things that come from this. We celebrate and respect our people's differences and are committed to being inclusive at all times.
Fortescue Team Members
Fortescue has a proud history of championing Aboriginal diversity. Building on this success, we are committed to increasing female employment in our workforce.
Importantly, we are leading from the front. In FY17, Fortescue became the first ASX20 company to have five women on the board. Today, the majority of our nine-person Board of Directors are women. In our leadership team, six out of 29 are women, representing 20 per cent of the group.
In striving to increase our female participation rate, we continue to implement and improve a range of initiatives:
Find out more about our FY18 diversity plan.
Click here to view Fortescue's Annual Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.