Attracting, recruiting and developing the best people is critical to achieve our purpose – to deliver sustainable value. We aim to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the local communities in which we operate and brings a range of perspectives to the issues we face.

Our five values – Integrity, Respect, Courage, Accountability and Collaboration –  reflect how we work together across the business. 

Iluka’s People Policy, and supporting policies and procedures, set out our approach to recruiting, developing and retaining an engaged, diverse and capable workforce.

Our fair work policies strive to provide all our employees with a safe working environment, where they are treated with dignity and respect, free from harassment and discrimination. These policies cover equal employment opportunity,  the Code of Conduct, bullying and harassment and grievances processes. Further information is provided in our governance and integrity section. 

Our employees and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which provides confidential counselling and support. 

We employ over 3,000 employees globally. The majority of our employees are based in Australia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone we are one of the largest private sector employers. At the date of this report, our workforce profile is as follows:

 Sierra Leonean workforce profile Australian workforce profile
2,595 employees
~500 contractors (average)
318 new employees
8% female / 92% male
1.9% employee initiated turnover
98% Sierra Leonean
769 employees
~ 500 contractors (average)
175 new employees
25% female / 75% male
13% employee initiated turnover
72% employee engagement (April 2019 employee engagement survey)


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