To remove barriers for women’s workforce participation and support gender equality.
Project implemented: 2010
To be a national employer of choice for gender equality
Achieving gender equality is linked to a country’s overall economic performance. Workplace gender equality is associated with improved national productivity and economic growth; future-proofing the Australian economy; increased organisational performance; enhanced ability of companies to attract talent and retain employees, and enhanced organisational reputation.
Diversity was integrated into St Barbara’s business strategy
Paid parental leave, return-to-work incentives and flexible working arrangements.
Investing in targeted career advancement programs.
Monthly organisation-wide pay gap analysis and annual like-for-like analysis with real-time changes when necessary.
Gender safety audit tool to improve women’s experience at work.
St Barbara is now nationally recognised as a leader in driving gender diversity across the resources industry and, increasingly, the broader community.
St Barbara formalised a strategy to address gender inequality within its workforce in 2010. It aimed to remove barriers for women’s workforce participation and embed women’s empowerment within a five pillar People Strategy: talent, diversity, leadership, engagement and performance.
St Barbara’s approach was made part of the core business strategy, approved at Board level and supported by strong leadership from its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team. This approach extended beyond site-level actions and embraced a holistic approach to gender equality including: