Open to all stakeholders in mining
Launched March 2020, round tables and data collection in progress
- Innovative and practical ideas to improve workplace design that benefit everyone working in mining
- Sharing of best practices and solutions to attract, recruit and retain women in mining and ensure the well-being of everyone working in mining
- Focus on action-orientated outcomes within businesses and organisations which, supported by key procurement processes, encourages individuals and organisations to challenge the status quo
In a context combining digital and automation revolution with increasing ESG expectations, mining is focusing on workplace attractiveness, health, safety, mechanisation, automation, and work management. Effective workplace design, referring to the process of designing and organising a workplace to optimise worker performance and safety, is part of this evolution and a key lever to attract and retain high-quality skills to the industry.
“By making mining attractive, safe and healthy, mining is also made more productive, efficient and profitable. While safe and healthy workplaces should be a goal in itself, there are several other advantages as well. This includes lower costs, higher productivity, improved quality, and so on. The picture of health and safety as solely an expense, required by law, has long since been erased. In fact, health and safety is most expensive when it is ignored.” (Joel Lööw, Bo Johansson and Eira Andersson, Designing the Safe and Attractive Mine, 2016)
IWiM aims to ensure that the voice and needs of women are considered in this evolution.