AMEC Annual Awards
ConsMin's Quoll !Quoll program won the AMEC (Association of Mining and Exploration Companies) Environment Award in December 2020.
The program was developed through partnership of the IT and Environment Departments and resulted in the selection of a Data Science Intern from Innovations Central Perth and Curtin Uni. The intern, Monique Guest created a software program (Quoll !Quoll) that utilises machine learning to automatically identify the Northern Quoll in camera trap images, saving hours of work for the ConsMin Environment Team and our specialist ecologists.
A huge congratulations to all the teams involved on this achievement. This is a great display of the ConsMin values of Teamwork, Simplicity, Dedication and Innovation.
Each November ConsMin hosts a series a quiz nights at the Woodie tavern to give employees and contractors an end of year celebration as well as raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
This year, with the help from suppliers donating prizes for the quiz and auction, along with entry fees and raffles, we were able to raise over $16,000 for the RFDS.
ConsMin would like to extend a big thank you to all of our suppliers who helped out, as well as all of our employees and contractors who participated in the event. Congratulations to all those who went home with prizes.
Mining Minds Matter, Working Away Not Alone
To further reinforce our commitment to providing a mentally healthy workplace, we have recently taken delivery of eight custom made dump truck trays, in addition to dozer push-arms and a blade. The striking blue trays are emblazoned with "Mining Minds Matter" on one side of the tray, and "Working Away Not Alone" on the other.
The ConsMin program is focused on destigmatising mental health and investing resources into managing the mental health of our people. The intent of the addition of blue trays to the ConsMin fleet is to further encourage discussions about mental health, and to encourage our people to ask the question - R U OK?
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a day marked by the United Nations to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as being a call for action to accelerate women's equality.
Gender equality is important for workplaces not only because it is fair and the right thing to do, but because it is linked to both a country's and individual business's overall economic performance. Workplace gender equality is associated with:
Improved national productivity and economic growth
Increased organisational performance
Enhanced ability of companies to attract talent and retain employees
Enhanced organisation reputation.
We recognised International Women's Day this year by inviting all the women on site as well as those from the Warrawagine station to attend a special event in the mess hall.
We acknowledged the history of the day and the women that have paved the way for women's rights in workplaces and homes over the last few decades. We considered the role models we have, the people that have inspired us and the importance of meeting and seeing women stepping off the well-worn career paths that can influence us to consider new possibilities for ourselves.
By pausing to acknowledge women's contributions and celebrating their stories we hope to encourage more women to consider the mining industry as a career pathway.