"Being the employer of choice is crucial to our ambition of becoming the leading global mining company."
Mervyn Walker, Group Director of Human Resources and Communications
Our people are a key source of competitive advantage
Our ability to operate is built not just on physical assets, but on our people. It is they who determine how effectively we uphold our values and upon whom we build our reputation.
With over 90,000 employees and just under 50,000 contractors, ours is a vast and diverse workforce. However, regardless of geography, position or personal background, we are committed to treating each and every one of our people with the care and respect they deserve, and ensuring their safety at all times.
We recognise that the quality of our people is a key source of competitive advantage. To be a high-performing company and the employer of choice, we need to attract and retain the best people. This involves:
- Creating a safe workplace for all
- Having a clear and compelling strategy for success
- Offering worthwhile and stimulating work
- Being organised for effectiveness and efficiency
- Creating the right leadership culture
- Supporting employees in their career development
- Paying people competitively
Follow the links below to learn more about the culture and environment we create for our people.
A great place to work
We aim to provide an inclusive and rewarding working environment, where our people are responsible for and are able to enjoy our successes and progress as a Group.
Diversity and transformation
The global nature of our business is reflected in our workforce. We employ people from local communities and countries where we operate, offering exciting career opportunities regardless of ethnicity, gender or physical ability.
Women in mining
We actively seek ways in which to encourage women to participate in our industry.
Our reward strategies continue to be designed to assist in attracting and retaining talented and skilled employees in specialist labour markets.
Your safety and well-being
The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. We are committed to achieving zero harm across our Group, while also championing pioneering programmes that effectively tackle the most pressing healthcare issues of the day.
Speakup provides a secure, anonymous platform to tackle dishonesty, fraud and other inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Managed by an independent organisation, it ensures the Anglo American Group, and its employees, is held accountable for its actions.