JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Western Australian resources industry has committed to work with the state government to provide increased social and economic benefits to communities in the Pilbara.
The Pilbara Collaboration Charter was signed on Friday by Premier Mark McGowan, Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Reg Howard-Smith, and leaders from Western Australia's biggest resources companies.
The charter builds on the industry's existing social and economic contributions, and was developed by the CME, in collaboration with BHP, Chevron Australia, CITIC Pacific Mining, Fortescue Metals, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, Woodside and Yara Pilbara.
The first priority for the charter is employment, education and training, particularly the development of pathways to job creation. Other areas included in the charter include community development and health, procurement and supply chain and joint project initiatives.