Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has been recognised as the winner of the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) award at the 2017 AMMA National Conference held in Perth. The award recognises organisations that develop innovative strategies to improve women’s participation in the mining industry.
Fortescue has a proud history of championing Aboriginal participation in its business, with 15.8 per cent of the workforce Aboriginal. Since the beginning of Fortescue’s Aboriginal engagement journey, the company has adopted a different approach through the provision of opportunities for jobs, training and business development.
“As we turn our focus to gender diversity, we were determined to implement workable measures to make a real change,” Mr Power said.
“We are committed to implementing initiatives like the Fortescue Family Room, flexible job share arrangements and career development programs to specifically address challenges faced by women juggling career and family responsibilities.”
“By ensuring Fortescue is a welcoming, supportive and encouraging environment for women, we are creating an organisation that is truly representative of our community, as well as a business that benefits from a diversity of ideas, backgrounds, skills, experience and personalities,” Mr Power said.
“I would like to thank the entire Fortescue team. With their determination and innovation we are building an engaging, supportive and diverse workplace,” Mr Power said.
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