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Zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior

19 MARCH 2018

Taking a strong stance against all forms of violence and harassment.

We have taken a strong stance against all forms of violence and harassment with the launch of a domestic violence and sexual harassment support procedure.

Our CEO, Graham Kerr, said it was important to him that South32 had a workplace where people feel safe asking for help when they need it. 

“In line with this we’ve implemented a new initiative focused on supporting staff who are victims of domestic violence and offer a range of support options including paid leave, temporary accommodation and payment towards legal advice,” Graham said.

“We’ve also implemented a new sexual harassment program, reinforcing our zero-tolerance approach to all forms of intimidation, harassment and discrimination.”

Our domestic violence procedure provides our employees in Australia with access to an additional 10 paid days of leave per year, which can be taken for counselling, medical appointments, legal proceedings and other services that support victims of domestic violence.

As well as leave options we also offer:

  • access to company-paid sessions with domestic violence support services
  • confidential access to company-funded temporary accommodation for employees and their families for up to 28 days
  • implementation of reasonable safety measures such as a temporary transfer or reassignment
  • financial support for legal consultation and advice
  • forward payment of salary for rental bond via an off-cycle payment
  • continued access to flexible work arrangements as part of our commitment to provide flexible work options for all employees