Our goals are to employ a skilled workforce that reflects the demographic of the countries in which we operate and to create a positive, supportive and inclusive culture. The Group has established procedures to ensure that there are no instances of discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, family situation, maternity, paternity or disability. Any reports of discrimination or harassment are investigated.
In line with the Group’s corporate values, we seek to select, recruit and promote employees based on merit. We give equal access to training and career development opportunities appropriate for every employee’s level of experience and potential.
We aim to develop the expertise required for our operations in our existing workforce, recruiting locally where possible. The Leadership Development Programme focuses on the training and development of national employees to fill key positions in the future. Across the Group at 31 December 2022, 98% of permanent employees were nationals of our countries of operation.
In circumstances where specialist skills are required, we draw on international expertise with a view to transferring knowledge and experience in the medium to long term. The number of expatriates at the Group’s operations is limited and they are largely employed at Aktogay and Bozshakol working alongside local teams who are expected to take over the full management of operations.