Randgold is an equal opportunity employer, and we have transparent non-discrimination policies in place and actively encourage women to apply for jobs with us.
We find, however, that attracting women to mining in our countries of operation tends to be difficult as gender norms, cultural traditions and legislative barriers can all deter women from working in the extractives sector.
In 2016, our workforce (including contractors) included 624 women, employed in positions such as geologists, electricians, procurement, accounts and operations. In total, 131 women or 21% of our female workforce are at management and supervisory level and 493 are general workers. Women make up 5% of our total workforce and they have pay parity with men.