Mining for diversity

A more diverse workforce improves productivity, safety and decision-making at a mine site, while building a bigger and stronger pool of individuals to offset labour shortages expected for when the sector’s ageing workforce retires. Mining companies and other industry stakeholders around the world are trying to remedy the industry’s age-old diversity problem and debunk stereotypes about what a ‘typical’ miner looks like

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Newmont Goldcorp is one of a growing number of industry players both recognising the mining sector’s diversity problem and making steps to remedy it

When Beatrice Opoku-Asare worked as an environmental planner and as a processing plant safety officer, she would take new work uniforms to the tailors for adjustments.