Gender equality

Our policies

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.

Our performance

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. 

We support activities that create or develop additional employment opportunities for women in the community as well.  For example in Mali, a soap manufacturing project provides revenue for more than 40 women, while in the DRC a women’s cooking collective, Mama Malewa, has mobile kitchens on site to provide lunch for our workers.  We have also established women’s market gardens around each mine and encourage our onsite caterers to source produce from there whenever possible.
Sustainability report
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