We employ more than 11,000 people across the Group’s production, exploration, research, development, design, logistics and management activities. Most of those working in extraction and exploration work on a fly-in-fly-out basis, due to the demanding nature of the work and the remote locations of many sites.
In support of our efforts to reduce employee turnover and promote mobility of the workforce across operations, we established the Polymetal Human Resources Committee, whose main responsibility is to plan staff rotations and fill key positions within the Company. Rotations into these positions are based on candidates’ performance and qualifications, as determined by the Committee. Now we are able to manage and plan rotations in line with stakeholders’ views and expectations, and in a way that best meets the operational and commercial needs of the Company.
We believe that workforce diversity is a strength and we are deeply committed to equal opportunities and terms of employment. We actively recruit people on merit, eliminating any discrimination on the grounds of race, skin colour, gender, religion, political opinions, nationality or social origin. In particular, we aim to create the conditions for the greater inclusion of women within our workforce and leadership.