Health and safety
We prioritise the health and safety of our people at all our sites.
This involves championing a positive workplace culture that recognises the critical role our people play in our success.
We seek to be an industry leader in safety, and to create a workplace without fatalities, injuries or occupational diseases. We believe all incidents are preventable, and remain vigilant in identifying and managing risks.
The SafeWork program
SafeWork is a safety initiative, adopted by all Glencore operations and projects.
The program concentrates on developing sustainable attitudes to safety. Under SafeWork, our workers receive the tools to stay safe, and to help keep their colleagues safe, too.
We apply life-saving behaviours and protocols, putting them in place across all our sites to address common hazards that we face in our activities.
Learn more about:
- Glencore's SafeWork program
- Mount Isa Mines and Townsville Copper Refinery’s classification as Major Hazard Facilities (MHF).
Training and development
We invest heavily in selecting, training and developing our people to ensure they have the skills to identify hazards and take appropriate action to control these in their workplaces. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
Our robust systems are audited rigorously to ensure they are effective and efficient, and to identify opportunities for improvement using the best technologies.
The addition of eLearning allows people the flexibility to learn at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. It incorporates a range of media that delivers text, audio, images, animation and streaming video, designed to enhance the learning experience and outcome.
Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our employees is equally important. Promoting lifestyle outcomes for our people is an integral part of the way we do business.
We give our people unrivalled access to assistance programs to ensure they are fit for work and functional for life. We run regular free promotional clinics and programs for our workforce such as skin cancer checks, fitness challenges, annual flu vaccinations and how to stop smoking.
Glencore workers have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help in times of need. It is provided to assist employees as well as their families to help identify, clarify and resolve personal issues and overcome challenges.