Everyday the mining industry supports communities by providing high value local jobs, essential services and critical infrastructure.
Respectful relationships, enduring community benefits and fair, transparent practices underpin trust in mining.
Achieving excellence in social performance requires focus across all of the social aspects of mining. This includes workforce and community health and wellbeing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community partnerships, social and economic opportunity and community vibrancy and liveability.
Excellence in social performance also depends on strong relationships. Australian mining is working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, regional communities, non-government organisations, governments and academia to demonstrate and strengthen social performance across the mining lifecycle.
From Central Queensland to the Hunter Valley and Bendigo to Port Hedland, the minerals industry is an important part of some of Australia’s most diverse and vibrant regional communities.
The industry seeks to employ locals first, and works hard to attract and retain new workers in regional communities. Regional Australia is home to some of the nation’s most innovative mining equipment, technology and services companies. The industry will increase local procurement to support local businesses and keep economic benefits in mining communities.