The evidence is clear: equal opportunity for women and men in the mining sector benefits companies as well as families and communities. While women are a major and growing segment of an economy’s workforce and supply chain, the mining sector continues to be male-dominated. Evidence has shown that when companies recognize the opportunity of a more diverse workforce and supply chain, and of engaging more broadly with communities, they can increase productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen social license to operate.
This brief is part of a series of knowledge products by Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory’s gender team. Other publications in the series are: