Tasmania and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

TMEC and Minister for Resources launch industry Inclusion and Diversity Blueprint

Accelerating the progress being made to broaden the diverse members of the community who
understand the benefits of a career in the minerals and manufacturing sector is an essential
‘survive and prosper’ strategy being embraced by Tasmanian employers.

Creating an inclusive workplace in the first instance, opens the minds and practices to support
non-traditional employees being welcomed and retained in the industry. Despite an industry
average of 10 – 20 per cent female employees, a recent survey conducted by TMEC identified 77
per cent of employees say inclusion is important, but 5 per cent of employees say it is being done
well.

The Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) have released an Industry
Blueprint and Road Map designed to guide employers of all sizes through a series of actions which
have been informed from multiple sources considered at the forefront of the change. Namely the
Diversity Council of Australia as well as member companies and other organisations that have
excelled in certain aspects of the change journey.

Tasmanian industry members have taken out first place in the national awards for Diversity in the
Resources Sector over the last eight years. We can be proud of the trailblazers.

Ray Mostogl, CEO of TMEC said, “The tokenism which existed in some earlier cases of this
transformation has quickly changed to being seen as a competitive edge. Increasing the
number of candidates applying for jobs and increased creativity from diverse employees, is
positively changing the bottom line of businesses. We trust companies in this sector see the
benefit of using the Blueprint, which prioritises the highest probability of success strategies and
resources”.

This work has been generously funded by the State Government, and we believe the Blueprint will
be something all businesses from any sector can utilise. TMEC will be dedicating part of its July
2024 Conference on this topic and inviting any employer from any sector to attend to hear from
three Tasmanian experts in the field of understanding the ways to overcome the challenges of a
shrinking available workforce.

See the Minister Ellis Media Release here: https://www.felixellis.com.au/news/making-our-minerals-industry-a-career-choice-for-more-tasmanians

Key initiatives

  • Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan 2022-2025
  • Inclusion and Diversity Blueprint
  • Roadmap (available for members)
  • Supported by our Diversity Project Manager Susanne Rose