In 2010, our Carmen de Andacollo (CdA) Operations began to work collaboratively with the community of Andacollo in Chile to encourage the participation of more women in the workplace. At the time, less than 50% of women of working age in the country were employed.
To enhance female recruitment strategies, CdA engaged organizations such as PROdeMU, a non-profit law foundation that works with Chilean women to help them attain the skills necessary to pursue their personal and professional goals. CdA has also been promoting employee development and offering female workers access to education, preparation and training, which has contributed to female employees proceeding into full-time and supervisory positions.
In Chile, we are currently one of the leading companies for hiring women — who make up 17% of CdA’s employees and contractors.
This case study was originally published in our 2012 Sustainability Report.