Our Corporate Culture

At QMAG, our corporate culture is synonymous with our company purpose and values. It shapes our company in a way that makes our employees feel proud to say, ‘I work at QMAG’.

Family values, balance and empowerment

Our commitment to an appropriate work-life balance for our employees is reflected in a range of flexible working arrangements within our respectful and inclusive corporate culture.

We encourage employees to embrace the family spirit and treat each other as equals regardless of their differences. Our company-wide social events help to promote an inclusive culture and prevent behaviours such as exclusion, workplace bullying and victimisation.

We lead in the area of technology and focus on employing sustainable thinkers – this keeps our culture adventurous and innovative. We inspire our employees to explore out-of-the-box ideas to create sustainable solutions that make a real difference.

Finally, QMAG’s corporate culture aims to empower our employees. Part of valuing excellence in management and leadership means motivating QMAG employees to produce the best work they can.

Graeme Dredge Production operator

‘I have worked across the Parkhurst plant and now the mine – at KG1, KG2, mobile screening, the beneficiation plant and the tailings crew. The biggest change in 30 years would be the way we sort the ore – we now use an XRT sorting machine to sort the ore using X-ray technology. I enjoy all aspects of my job after 30 years in the role, but I particularly love the challenge of troubleshooting when we have problems with the plant.’

Our culture team

Corporate culture at QMAG is taken very seriously and our Culture Team is dedicated to this cause, enabling communication between the workforce and the leadership team to continuously drive positive change.

The Culture Team works to:

  • break down barriers
  • reward desired behaviours
  • recognise achievements
  • celebrate wins together
  • increase awareness of QMAG’s corporate culture.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at QMAG

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Health and safety

Safety is commonly seen as a mere component of business, like production or maintenance. But at QMAG, we see safety as an outcome of our business, not just another part of it.

Our safety performance is the result of both the effectiveness of our internal systems and processes as well as the quality and maintenance of our plants and equipment.

More than that, though, safety performance depends on effective leadership, effective communications and effective interactions among individual members of our team. Ensuring employee safety involves every element of our business.

The size of our workforce, the complexity of our workplaces and the governance environment combine to make it critical for QMAG to focus on ensuring the health and safety of our people. The ‘Safety Culture Model’ – safe people, safe environment and safe practices – forms the core of all our business decisions.

The QMAG risk management framework identifies risks, determines suitable control strategies and prioritises their effective implementation. Undertaken as part of our business baseline risk assessment, this framework helps to minimise risks to an acceptable level through implementing preventative control measures before mitigation controls.

We focus on continuous leadership and culture improvement through our safety leadership programme, Zero Incident Process (ZIP). The purpose of this programme is to empower all QMAG employees to be safety conscious with the aim of preventing incidents and injury. Understanding safety as a currency and not a cost means we can promote the perspective that safety is something we want to rather than simply have to ensure.

Every person who works on a QMAG site has the right to go home safely, every single day.

Barry Hall, Control room operator

‘The people I work with are the best part of the job – it’s a great atmosphere and everyone gets on well. I’ve worked in the plant at Parkhurst for 30 years, as an operator from the deadburned section right through to the control room. Hands-down, the biggest change is the orientation we now have towards safety. It’s emphasised every day and in every task. The control room systems have also changed a lot – now it’s all done with a computer, mouse and keyboard.’

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