A representative workforce is a legislative and a moral imperative. It is in the interests of economic growth and benefits all stakeholders.
All employees are treated equitably. This is a fundamental tenet of Harmony’s employment practice. Through our recruitment policies, our training and development, and our leadership programmes, we strive to uphold the highest standards of employment equity in the countries in which we operate. In particular:
- As the mining industry is a significant employer in both South Africa and Papua New Guinea, we work to promote skills development and employment in the communities surrounding our operations
- We recognise the right of all employees and contractors to freedom of association and adhere to the collective bargaining agreements relevant to the countries in which we operate
- Our policy is to recruit local employees where possible and to ensure no discrimination against foreign migrant labour
In South Africa, Harmony complies with and exceeds the Mining Charter’s employment equity requirements, and has done so since 2011. At management level in FY16, 60% of employees were historically disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs) and 17% were women.
In Papua New Guinea, we focus on attracting and retaining employees recruited locally.