At Palabora, we are committed to respecting and valuing colleagues, customers and clients of all backgrounds, abilities and disabilities. We integrate our equality and diversity rationale across our employee and contractor network, our supplier-base, the various communities we impact through our operations in the Ba-Phalaborwa region; and our business practices.
We have a detailed Employment Equity policy that addresses the company's demographic profiles, workplace conditions and practices. Our Employment Equity Forum meets on a monthly basis and informs the company on issues of strategic importance. The company aims to have at least 10% of our workforce representing female employees, particularly in roles that were traditionally held by male employees. In our professional cadres and senior positions, we aim to have 40% representation of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSA). Also included in the plan, is the employment of people with disabilities.