We know that work is a big part of our people's lives and there are a lot of ways we can recognise, encourage and reward excellence and team work.

We support wellbeing through flexible work arrangements and an inclusive work environment. This is more than a policy that sits on a shelf – it's embedded into the way work and is key to our diverse global workplace. We also offer market-leading parental leave policies, which are well above government requirements in the jurisdictions we operate in.

Our people and their families have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which provides confidential counselling and support. We also encourage involvement with our employee volunteer programme, providing the opportunity to engage in community programs for one paid day per year.

Employee engagement

We use regular surveys to understand what our employees think is working well or not working well in our workplaces. We feed back the results to our teams, outlining how we'll respond to continuous improvement opportunities. It's our job to deliver on these commitments and to listen to the views and ideas of our people.

Employee ownership

We all share in the growth and success of our company through our employee share plans. Our employee ownership programme allows our people to become part owners, with rights to receive South32 Limited Shares. We offer this annually at no cost to eligible employees.

Performance and reward

Our benefits are designed to encourage productivity, performance and teamwork. These include:

  • Competitive salaries which reflect the skills and experience required for each role
  • Short-term incentive bonuses for eligible participants, paid in addition to base salary, reflecting our company's performance and each employee's contribution
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Market-leading parental leave
  • Competitive benefits

Our reward framework sets out how we apply remuneration and benefits across the business, ensuring consistency, transparency, and alignment to our values.

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Nigel Barley regularly shares his powerful message about safety in the workplace

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