Fostering fair workplaces
We are committed to providing safe and fair workplaces across all our operations, and encourage employees to speak up about their issues and concerns. Talk to Peggy is a confidential and independently operated whistleblowing programme that enables employees, suppliers, contractors and community members to anonymously report significant concerns about the business or behaviour of individuals. This includes suspicion around safety violations, human and workers' rights, or business integrity issues.
We train our leaders to understand mental health risks, and have established programmes that give employees access to the tools and support they need. Research suggests that when people do reach out for help, particularly in a work environment, they are more likely to approach friends and colleagues, rather than more formal support programmes. So networks like our Iron Ore business' peer support programme give our people another way to discuss troubles that arise.
The challenges ahead
Improving engagement with employees through open dialogue, effective support mechanisms and regular assessments – such as our biannual employee engagement survey – enables us to attract and retain a highly engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce as well as protecting workers' rights and enhancing their wellbeing.