This brief is part of the series that provides tools for infrastructure and natural resources companies to benefit from gender equality. The briefs highlight key challenges, business cases, and operational entry points to enhance gender equity in power, transport, cities, water and sanitation, and mining projects
The evidence is clear: equal opportunity for women and men in the mining sector benefits companies as well as families and communities. While women are a major and growing segment of an economy’s workforce and supply chain, the mining sector continues to be male-dominated. Evidence has shown that when companies recognize the opportunity of a more diverse workforce and supply chain, and of engaging more broadly with communities, they can increase productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen social license to operate.