2. We also create opportunity
Not just for the people who work for us, but the 9,000 Aussie businesses and suppliers we work with. Whether they provide our stationery or our simulators – we couldn't run our business without them.
We invest in the long-term economic success of our communities. At our Amrun project in North Queensland, we've awarded contracts worth more than A$240 million to 71 businesses from the local Western Cape area. And because working parents are finding it tough to get child care, we're partnering with the local community centre to increase the number of child care educators in the area.
3. We help build stronger communities
We want to make sure we help build stronger communities. In 2017 we invested more than A$27.5 million in everything from local community services to bigger partnerships – like our work with the Clontarf Foundation – that tackle some of the nation's most important issues.
We were the first mining company to embrace Indigenous land rights in Australia. Today we have agreements in place across all our operations to ensure local Indigenous people have a say in how the benefits of mining are used in their community. And that's not just financial benefits, but education, training and employment for future generations too.
We also stand up for safe and respectful communities. We wear our White Ribbons with pride, and have put in place policies and resources to support families and communities affected by domestic violence.