The resources sector is taking active steps to address this issue and is committed to eliminating any instance of workplace sexual harassment from our workplaces. CME’s Advisory Board has supported the adoption of Minerals Council of Australia’s (MCA) Industry Code on Eliminating Sexual Harassment in WA and CME is working to further assist our members in operationalising the MCA Code in WA. Through its WHS Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Reference Group, CME’s cross-portfolio Safe and Respectful Behaviours Working Group has been tasked with informing the industry-level response regarding workplace sexual harassment and assault, before widening to consider safe and respectful behaviours more broadly.
Safe and Respectful Behaviours Working Group
Further to discussions with the WHS Committee in early 2021, in June 2021, CME’s Advisory Board and Executive Council endorsed the formation of the cross-portfolio Safe and Respectful Behaviours working group (SARB working group). The SARB working group is tasked with leading policy development on a number of high-priority projects in addressing this issue.
The Safe and Respectful Behaviours Working Group provides guidance on CME’s participation on a number of external groups:
Minerals Council of Australia’s Respect@Work Taskforce
The Safe and Respectful Behaviours Working Group is responsible for informing industry-level responses on workplace behaviour issues impacting the resources sector and leading the development of any related initiatives.