Fortescue says no to domestic and family violence

Nov 24, 2017

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) is proud to stand with women and men across Australia in speaking out and acting against domestic and family violence.

Led by White Ribbon Ambassadors Nev Power, CEO, and Greg Lilleyman, Director Operations, the Fortescue family participated in events across the Company’s operations in the Pilbara and local communities in a strong demonstration of support for White Ribbon Day.

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In Roebourne, Mr Power met with community leaders to encourage dialogue around the issue and spread the message that violence had no place in the community.

“I became a White Ribbon Ambassador because I am in a position to influence, educate and show leadership on this issue, not only in the workplace but also in the wider community,” Mr Power said.

“By having open and honest conversations around the effects of domestic and family violence in our workplace and the community, we can positively contribute to social change.”

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Mr Lilleyman joined local Fortescue team members at the annual White Ribbon Day march in Port Hedland, where a record number of participants united to end the silence around domestic and family violence.

“As a business, employer and community member in the Pilbara, we have a responsibility to be a leader on important issues such as domestic and family violence,” Mr Lilleyman said. 

“Safety and family are at the core of Fortescue’s values and we encourage everyone to stand up and speak out. Our commitment to zero harm extends beyond our operations to our local communities across the Pilbara.”

In 2016, Fortescue entered a five-year partnership with the Hedland Women’s Refuge which included $25,000 in funding and opportunities to assist the Refuge in a number of activities include the upgrading of their outdoor facility.