We require all mine site personnel to undergo an extensive project safety and environmental induction program.
We do not permit anyone to work on our property that has not graduated from the safety and environmental induction program, and verified that they meet the employment requirements of the BMSC Human Resources Plan. We also require periodic re-inductions at site to enhance safety and environmental performance and reconfirm that all personnel on site continue to meet established standards.
Our employee training program includes induction (including human rights aspects of harassment and discrimination), health and safety, leadership, process, mining and engineering, food safety and catering, and systems and software technical services. Cultural awareness training is also provided to all employees and is conducted in an inclusive format between expatriates and the local workforce. In addition, some departments sponsor a monthly team-building event that includes activities to increase knowledge of their fellow workers and enhance cooperation and teamwork amongst the diverse workforce.
We also provide human-rights orientation on the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights to the BMSC Heads of Departments as well as to our local security provider, Binae. To date, this has included formal presentations and questions and answers with an international human rights lawyer. The Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights were incorporated into induction training for all workers in 2015. Furthermore, in November 2015, half of the Binae’s security force took formal training in the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights. Training for the other half will be completed in Q2 2016.