Snapshot

Whether they are labourers or lawyers, metallurgists or management, our human capital is the bedrock of our business. Our human resource policy is based on attracting and retaining the best talent from our host countries and providing the constant training required to deliver a world-class gold mining business. 
 
Our commitment to have at least 80% of the workforce constituted from host country nationals is central to our business plan and our sustainability. It helps us to maintain our social license to operate, minimise security risks and reduce our reliance on expensive international contractors, which in turn lowers our overall labour cost base. As shown in Figure 6 our policy is to recruit wherever possible from the villages and communities near our mines. If we are unable to find staff with the appropriate skills from the local community, we then look to recruit host country nationals, followed by regional and Africa-based employees, before finally looking to expats. 
 
At the end of 2016 we had a total workforce of 11 659 workers, of which 93% were host country nationals, a 1% increase from 2015. This policy is not limited to labourers but extends all the way to management level. For example our Malian operations have 100% Malian management teams.
 
LOCAL PRIORITISATION POLICY

OUR WORKFORCE

at 31 December 2016

Group

Loulo

Gounkoto

Morila

Tongon

Kibali

 

Expats

Nats

Expats

Nats

Expats

Nats

Expats

Nats

Expats

Nats

Employees

3 659

151

1 596

4

127

0

372

15

625

105

664

Contractors

8 000

37

1 131

25

1 028

4

400

29

1067

409

3 870

COMBINED TOTAL WORKFORCE

11 659

188

2 727

29

1 155

4

772

44

1 692

514

4 534