IWiM is a global organisation committed to advancing women in the mining sector by acting as Industry Change Agent, WIM Champion and Diversity Trend Setter.
As such most of our work revolves around gender and intersectionality of gender with ethnicity and race, ability, sexuality, religion, socio-economic backgrounds etc. We advocate for best practice on these topics.
Although most of our work in the context of the UN Sustainability Goals sits with 5. “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” – we strive to participating on other SDGs where we can to make the world better for all.
IWiM is committed to principles of good governance across its operation. When Levin Sources approached IWiM about a carbon footprint of our International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme (IWRMP) we were keen to see how we were doing and if we could do better.
Climate change impacts more severely communities in the most vulnerable places. The UN recently predicted that the climate crisis will be the “greatest ever threat to human rights”. This crisis is multi-dimensional– it intersects with issues of race, gender, disability, age and nationality.
Women, as the main stewards of the physical and cultural well-being of communities in many parts of the world, feel the effects of climate change first and, therefore, are disproportionally impacted by it.
The IWRMP is a global, cross-company mentoring programme designed for women that provides support to women working in, around and with the mining sector and helps build the pipeline of female leaders in the industry.
The carbon accounting report captures the carbon footprint of the IWRMP programme with a special focus on emissions as it is the most carbon impactful area of our work. All our other activities are carried out remotely or virtually, even outside the COVID-19 pandemic. The period of the report is for the calendar year 2019 and includes both mentors and mentees of the IWRMP programme, and all emissions scopes where data is available.
We encourage others to look at the impact and carbon footprint and how each and everyone can get involved in reducing emissions.