Diversity and inclusion
The Australian mining industry is committed to inclusion and diversity and providing a workplace where people feel safe to bring their whole selves to work.
Creating an environment in which everyone feels safe to bring their real and best selves to work is a priority for the industry. With more career pathways than ever, Australia’s mining industry needs motivated people of all ages, genders, cultures and experiences to enhance the future of mining. Employing a diverse workforce has never been more important.
To remain globally competitive and to attract the best and brightest, the mining industry needs the diversity of thought and experience that comes from employing people from different backgrounds. The mining workforce also needs to reflect the communities in which miners live and work, and that means actively seeking a mix of people across age groups, caring responsibilities, cultural backgrounds, physical abilities, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Industry of Choice Framework
The MCA Industry of Choice Framework is built around the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World and aims to position and promote the mining industry for job seekers, investors, employers, talent, and partners.
A diverse workforce requires flexible training and education options and industry invests millions of dollars every year to equip employees with the skills they need for a fulfilling career.
From graduate programs to retraining for older workers, the industry regularly relies on local training by education providers in the regions. Skills, education and training are critical pathways into careers in mining.
Diversity and inclusion – Resources
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Website of a national workforce gender diversity initiative facilitated by the Australian Mines and Metals Association.
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Includes resources on diversity, inclusion and culture.
Australian Women in Resources Alliance
A national workforce gender diversity initiative facilitated by Australia’s resource industry employer group, AMMA. Includes resources, tools and free lunchtime webinars.
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
BCEC is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University.
Chief Executive Women
CEW represents more than 650 of Australia’s most senior and distinguished women leaders. Striving to educate and influence all levels of Australian business and government on the importance of gender balance through advocacy, targeted programs and scholarships.
Culture Plus Consulting – Include-Empower
Include-Empower.com is a full-service diversity and inclusion consultancy based in Sydney with global reach, providing evidence-based, best-practice solutions for developing a culture of inclusion and innovation.
Boston Consulting Group – Diversity and Inclusion
BCG’s unique research is dispelling myths and enhancing the dialogue about a range of topics related to diversity, including ambition, mobility, engagement, and overall career satisfaction.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.
Catalyst – Men Advocating Real Change
MARC, Men Advocating Real Change, is a Catalyst initiative that inspires men to leverage their unique opportunity and responsibility to be advocates for equity.
CEOs for Gender Equality
A CEO-led organisation of men and women dedicated to individually and collectively advancing the vision of CEOs for Gender Equity.
Diversity Australia is committed to improving and sustaining employment outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds.
Diversity Partners is one of Australia’s leading consulting firms guiding organisations to achieve more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Equality Rights Alliance
Equality Rights Alliance is Australia’s largest network advocating for women’s equality, women’s leadership and recognition of women’s diversity, bringing together 61 organisations with an interest in advancing women’s equality.
EY – Women Fast Forward
Women. Fast forward is the EY global platform which engages EY staff, clients and communities to advance gender equality.
Innovative services and programs to drive cultural and behavioural change.
Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament to protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.
McKinsey & Company
New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
McKinsey & Company – Gender Equality
Global research on the gender gap and the case for greater diversity in the workplace.
Queensland Resources Council – Resourceful Women
The QRC works with companies and individuals to champion gender diversity in the resources sector.
Reconciliation Australia promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Supply Nation provides Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses: search by business name, product, service, area, or category.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Women in Tech – Western Australia
WiTWA is a Perth-based, not for profit organisation providing a framework for women in tech to extend their networks and expand their knowledge.
Women on Boards Australia
Women on Boards has been working since 2006 to address gender inequity in the boardroom and across leadership roles.