Incitec Pivot Limited has hailed its work at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s Blackwater mine as an example of gender equality in action.
The company has announced that it has been selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which recognises companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
IPL’s managing director and chief executive officer, Jeanne Johns, said the work of site manager Alison Collins for IPL offshoot, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific at Blackwater mine in Central Queensland, was a great example of gender equality at work.
“Through shared values, and working in partnership with our customers such as BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance at Blackwater, we have not only improved gender balance and diversity across the site, we are also seeing a direct correlation with performance improvement,” Ms Johns said.
“We took an innovative approach at Blackwater, researching the local talent pool and developing family-friendly rosters, resulting in a site with one of the highest female representations in the field, and on the front line.
“Partnering with our customers to attract and retain the right talent is vital in creating a world-class, diverse workforce that improves performance and increases customer value, and Blackwater is a great example of this in action.”
General manager Tom Lukeman said Ms Collins and her team had done great work at Blackwater mine.
“Dyno Nobel has fulfilled our expectations in service delivery and Alison and her team have also developed creative initiatives to attract and retain female talent,” he said.