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Our people

Creating a safe and inclusive work environment 

The most important commitment we all make at South32 is that everyone goes home safe and well every day. We are committed to working together safely and creating an environment where our people are encouraged and supported to speak up. We are building a workforce that is representative of the countries and communities where we operate and know that creating a safe and inclusive work environment is critical to unlocking our potential. 

Safety and health

Safety and health

Nothing is more important than the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, visitors and communities. We are committed to working together safely, and continuously improving how we work by embedding safe and sustainable business practices every day.  

People and culture

People and culture

Our people are fundamental to our success. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people who have a shared belief in our purpose and values. Our culture is a product of our people and is reflected in the way we work, the decisions we take, the courage we show and the legacy we leave, and we are focused on building an inclusive, diverse and engaged workforce.

Inclusion and diversity

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Inclusion and diversity

We believe an inclusive workplace is one where each person’s unique differences are recognised, valued and celebrated. We know that an inclusive, diverse and engaged workforce is safer and allows for greater collaboration, innovation and performance.

We will only realise the full potential of our people and our business when everyone feels comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

  • Lara Rognetta

    Worsley Refinery

    “It’s important to care about the world we are handing over to future generations. If we didn’t care about the environment, there would be no world to hand over. It’s personally important for me to work for a company with these values.”

  • Dumisani Mthembu

    Environmental Specialist at Hillside Aluminium

    “​I like the varied scope of work and people, travel, flexible work hours during no-event days. I also like being able to work virtually, having a forward-thinking, supportive company that realises that employees are their greatest asset.  ”