Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue have agreed to partner and fund innovative, industry-first learning programs as part of a continued commitment toward providing mining sector workplaces that are free from sexual harassment, bullying and racism.

RT Yarwun diversityThrough the partnership, the companies will fund and contribute to the design, build and implementation of new social awareness education packages for deployment through a range of educational providers in Western Australia. A pilot program will be developed next year at the South Metropolitan TAFE institution, and will form part of core learning requirements for those who plan to work for the mining giants. 

“We recognise that we have some way to go to achieve workplaces free from sexual harassment, bullying and racism across our industry and we are committed to making the changes needed to create a safer work environment where respectful behaviour is experienced by everyone,” said  Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Iron Ore, Simon Trott.

“We expect this partnership with BHP and [Fortescue] will help build a safer workplace and help empower our future workforce to create the culture we need.”

Source: Rio Tinto