Saracen is committed to running its business in a sustainable manner to ensure long term value for our shareholders and ongoing commitment to the communities in which we operate. Saracen’s Risk and Sustainability Committee supports the Board in ensuring Saracen operates in a responsible and well considered manner, including managing the economic, social and environmental risks inherent in the Company’s operations.
Saracen's inaugural Sustainability Report was released in September 2018.
The company continues to promote a workplace culture that embraces diversity, and our submission to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency ("WGEA") in May 2018 recorded a female participation rate of 15.6%, a 13% increase from the 2017 WGEA submission and exceeding the targets set last year. The positive trend has continued, and as at 30 June 2018, Saracen had a female participation rate of 16.5% in comparison to the industry average of 15.9%.
Through FY2019, there will be continued focus on maintaining the gains made in female participation as well as extending our diversity focus to include the measurement of other diversity elements including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and regional employment.
Saracen participates annually in the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), links to these reports can be found below:
Saracen has committed to “Seek to align or exceed the mining industry average for female participation in the workforce subject to the availability and suitability of candidates”.