Policies & conduct

Guiding the way we do business

Health and safety

At Barminco above all, we are dedicated to ensuring the health, well-being and safety of our people.

Our commitment to eliminate the potential for serious or fatal injuries and ensure our people finish every shift injury-free is unwavering.

To achieve this we will:

  • Maintain a team of competent, engaged people and ensure they are trained in the requirements of their role.
  • Continually promote awareness of our critical risks and the individual behaviours we expect.
  • Communicate regularly with our people about safety-related issues to develop a supportive and open safety culture.
  • Implement systems that support the physical and mental health of our people.
  • Review our risk-based safety management system and develop our safety leadership and safety programs to:
    • Report and thoroughly investigate all incidents.
    • Manage risks through the application of skills and processes.
    • Comply with legislative obligations and industry standards.
    • Monitor progress and celebrate success.
    • Strive to achieve safety best practice in underground mining through the quality of our people, systems and outcomes.


Barminco is dedicated to minimising the effect that our operations have on the environment.

Our environmental commitments are to:

  • Respect the environmental, heritage and conservation values where we operate.
  • Minimise noise, dust, air emissions and hydrocarbon or chemical spills.
  • Reduce our footprint by minimising energy use, greenhouse emissions, water use and waste generation.
  • Comply with environmental legislation and develop environmental management systems to improve our environmental performance.

To achieve these objectives, we will

  • Develop, implement, and monitor environmental management plans for each work location.
  • Develop, implement and monitor and environmental management plan for each work location.
  • Train employees to recognise, manage and monitor potential environmental impacts.
  • Design, operate, and decommission all sites including any associated infrastructure to avoid any adverse environmental impact.

Barminco is committed to best practice underground mining services.

Our operational and business activities are conducted within an Integrated Management System (IMS) environment to enable us to deliver consistent and reliable performance; and to drive efficiency, optimisation and reduced variability within a robust and auditable quality assurance framework.

To achieve this we will: 

  • Understand our clients’ needs and provide products and services that consistently meet or exceed their requirements.
  • Design and implement rigorous systems and operational controls including documented policies, standards procedures, templates and guidelines.
  • Audit and improve governance and management systems to ensure compliance with ISO standards.

Barminco acknowledges our role in contributing to the social and economic development in the community. We are committed to establishing and maintaining lasting and positive relationships in the communities that we operate in.

We implement programs to increase participation, develop skills and capabilities, and identify career paths for local people. We give preference to the local procurement of goods and services in line with our procurement standards, and participate in community infrastructure development projects.

We demonstrate our commitment by:

  • Acting as a responsible member of the communities in which we work.
  • Understanding our impact on local communities and working together to create positive outcomes.
  • Engaging regularly, openly and honestly with all stakeholders affected by our operations and incorporating feedback in our decision-making processes.
  • Demonstrating respect for the traditions, culture, heritage, values, views and rights of the members of the communities in which we operate.
Diversity and inclusion

Barminco recognises that a diverse workforce is critical to our organisational capability and achieving high levels of performance. Diversity includes place of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, education, physical ability, appearance, language and family responsibilities.

Barminco is committed to ensuring equal opportunity throughout our relationship with all of our employees, including recruitment, training, professional development, promotion and remuneration.

We ensure everyone is treated fairly and with dignity and respect; and that our workplace is free of bullying, harassment, and discrimination of any type.

Promoting diversity and supporting a welcoming and inclusive workplace culture is embedded in our values and is a key accountability for our managers, leaders, employees and contractors.

Barminco achieves these objectives by:

  • Promoting and advancing the employment and participation of women and indigenous employees.
  • Recruiting and managing based on competence and performance, and eliminating bias from our decision-making.
  • Creating an inclusive, productive and safe work environment where very person feels comfortable and welcome.
  • Valuing and respecting the skills, experiences and perspectives that each individual brings to the workplace.
Workplace relations

Barminco is committed to providing a supportive and collaborative place of work and maintaining an open and direct relationship with all our people, wherever we work. We employ systems and processes to provide a competent, productive and engaged workforce, dedicated to the safe and efficient operation of our business. Our policies, training and leadership facilitate professional and open working relationships with our people.

We recruit qualified, capable and competent people and manage our employment and remuneration processes in compliance with all legal and contractual requirements, including relevant Industry Awards and agreements. Our people are fully inducted and trained to achieve required competencies, and individual grievances are resolved in a timely manner.

Barminco key employee relations objectives are to:

  • Provide an open and supportive work environment.
  • Create workplaces where our people are highly engaged and can work to their full potential.
  • Build strong team morale and instill a sense of purpose in our people.
  • Support our people and communicate with them regularly to keep them informed and connected.

Canadian Supply Chains Act

Barminco is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information. In our day-to-day operations we may collect personal information directly from our employees, prospective employees, clients, suppliers or investors. We may also collect personal information from indirect sources such as website cookies, subcontractors or third-party recruitment agencies. Personal Information may include names, addresses and birth dates. We will only use or disclose personal information for the primary purpose(s) for which it was collected. Employee personal information will only be used for purposes related to the employment relationship.

Sensitive information may be collected if required for business purposes. This may include health information, racial origins, marital status or criminal record, and will only be collected with prior consent of the individual.

Barminco may also collect sensitive information if required for its standard functions and operations. Sensitive information, which can include health information, racial origins, marital status and criminal record, will only be collected with the individual’s prior consent.

Subject to reasonable protective measures and prior consent, we may disclose personal information where it is necessary, authorised or required by law, including to overseas third parties.

To ensure the privacy of personal information, our employees, contractors and consultants will take steps, so far as practical and in all cases as required by law, to:

  • Embed privacy protections into the design of information handling practices to protect personal information from misuse, interference or loss;
  • Take steps to ensure that the information stored is accurate and up-to-date; and
  • Where data is no longer required by law or for the primary purpose it was obtained, destroy or de-identify it.

In the event we become aware of a data breach we will contain, assess and respond to the breach appropriately and as soon as possible to minimise potential impacts for any affected person. In the event of an Eligible Data Breach, where we believe there is a serious risk of harm to an individual, we will work to resolve issues promptly and ensure that the relevant Supervisory Authority and affected individual is notified.

Any employee who believes their personal information requires correction or isn’t compliant with this Privacy Policy should contact the legal team by email at legal@barminco.com.au.

Gender Equality Statement

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