Our first priority in the workplace is to protect the health and wellbeing of all our employees and contractors. We recognise that the success of our business depends on a safe and healthy workforce, and this is our goal.

Why safety matters

A safe workplace is essential for the long-term wellbeing of our people. Our aim is to prevent all fatalities, occupational diseases and injuries at work.

Our approach

With strong leadership on matters of safety, we believe we can create and maintain safe workplaces for everyone.

Our ambition

Our ambition is to become a safety leader in our industry, creating a workplace without fatalities, or injuries.

SafeWork approach

We train our employees to identify, manage, mitigate and effectively deal with hazards that could cause harm to our people.

Our Australian coal business was the original founder of a global Glencore initiative called SafeWork. Now used across our operations worldwide, SafeWork focuses on changing attitudes towards safety to bring about sustainable long-term change.

SafeWork gives everyone in our business the tools and knowledge to perform their tasks safely by implementing life-saving behaviours and protocols developed to target known hazards.

SafeWork key components

Fatal hazard protocols

We prioritise and address the most common causes of fatalities and serious injuries in the mining industry.

Life-saving behaviours

We encourage workers to focus on hazards with the highest potential for serious injury or fatality, and to apply identified critical safety behaviours.

Supporting tools

We offer tools such as universal risk awareness training, virtual reality training materials on each fatal hazard, and other training aids.

Empowering our people

We encourage first-line supervisors to take responsibility for their work areas, manage technical safety and motivate safe behaviours.


Bringing about long-term sustainable change, to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries.

Our response to COVID-19

Our priority is to protect the health and safety of all employees and contractors while maintaining normal operations at our sites.

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We prioritise the health and wellbeing of our workers around Australia.



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