Fortescue strives to create economic opportunities within the regions in which we operate by employing local people and purchasing local products and services. We recognise the need to create vibrant and flourishing communities that will attract and retain a mining workforce and their families.
With more than 500 employees based in the Pilbara, Fortescue supports a regional fly-in fly-out workforce for Port Hedland and Karratha.
We seek regular feedback from our residential workforce and other stakeholders, including local governments to ensure our initiatives and programs support and address the challenges facing these communities.
Fortescue is committed to supporting local content as part of our procurement process.
Thriving small businesses are fundamental to the economic prosperity of communities and we continue to place a strong emphasis on engaging with small business suppliers to establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships.
Our approach to local employment and a residential workforce helps to maintain procurement levels within local communities.
Fortescue is also a member of and active contributor to the Pilbara based Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Port Hedland Industries Council.
Fortescue seeks to empower our communities by developing partnerships to deliver strategic and meaningful outcomes that generate value for communities.
Our biannual Community Grants Program has been operating for 11 years and continues to provide eligible organisations with up to A$5,000 in funding to support a variety of community initiatives that benefit the Pilbara.
Fortescue focuses on community projects that champion:
Fortescue is committed to working in local Pilbara communities to develop innovative partnerships and initiatives which contribute to vibrant and sustainable communities.
We value the community organisations that we work with and are proud of the difference we can make together.