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It’s been a big week for Mineral Resources (MinRes), with the major miner celebrating two milestones in workplace gender equality and its budding air business.

WORK180

MinRes has been endorsed by WORK180, a global network encouraging more informed employment decisions and highlighting companies with policies, benefits and initiatives that support women’s careers.

To be endorsed by WORK180, organisations must demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity and meet specific criteria that encourage and support women to build successful careers.

“We’re delighted to be recognised by WORK180 as an endorsed employer of women, which reaffirms our commitment to building inclusive environments where our people can be their best and perform at their best,” MinRes executive general manager people Andrea Chapman said.

“MinRes continues to make strong progress towards gender equity and remains committed to fostering diversity at all levels – regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religious beliefs or life experiences.”

MinRes has grown female participation by 10 per cent year-on-year in the 2022–23 financial year, and offers an expanding suite of policies aimed at encouraging women to build rewarding careers within the business.

A gender pay audit conducted in 2023 confirmed MinRes has no gender pay gaps for comparable positions, and the miner is actively encouraging more women to join its business through training and development programs.

MinRes Air

The pending launch of MinRes Air will see an improved travel experience for the miner’s remote workforce.

Once up and running, MinRes Air will provide charter services from a dedicated terminal in the Perth Airport, with first flights planned to support employees working at the Onslow Iron project in the Pilbara.

MinRes Air is expected to launch in the half of 2024, with seat capacity down to 108 from the standard 138 to provide a more comfortable journey for employees.

“Our focus is on providing more flight flexibility to our remote operations and allow our people to travel to and from site at attractive times five days a week,” MinRes executive general manage people logistics and facilities Bethanie Ibrahim said.

“This industry-first investment will help improve safety and productivity while ensuring our people are transported as quickly and as conveniently as possible.”