Umwelt sponsors Indigenous Employment and Enterprise Award

Umwelt were proud to sponsor the award for ‘Community Excellence in Aboriginal Employment and Enterprise Development’ at the recent NSW Mining Health Safety and Environment Conference. Our Managing Director, Barbara Crossley was honoured to present the award and she said that the recipient of the award

‘has walked the talk in terms of successfully implementing a strategy to increase the number of Indigenous people in stable, long-term employment at their site in north west of NSW’.

The dedicated program to attract, train and support Indigenous employment is excellent, and Whitehaven Coal exceeded their initial commitment to employing at least 10% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with early recruitment resulting in 12% of the workforce being Indigenous.