London – 8 March 2021: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is thrilled to announce the World Gold Council (WGC), the market development organisation for the gold industry, has become an Industry Partner. This partnership reinforces the WGC’s commitment to gender diversity within the industry and will fund the WIM UK scholarship for the Metals and Energy Finance MSc at Imperial College London.
This commitment leads on from the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), its comprehensive ESG framework which sets out clear expectations for consumers investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. Principles 6.5 and 6.6 focus on gender diversity and state deliberate actions gold mining companies can take to identify and resolve barriers to the advancement and fair treatment of women in the workplace as well as ensuring women in mine-impacted communities are socio-economically empowered through employment, training, supply chain and community investment programmes.
“We are delighted to partner with the World Gold Council, which is a powerful advocate for women working in the gold mining industry. With this partnership, the Council has taken another tangible step in creating more parity in this male-dominated sector by supporting women entering the industry and building a pipeline of female talent interested in mining” says Alex Buck, Managing Director at WIM UK.
Terry Heymann, CFO at the World Gold Council, says, “We are excited to be partnering with WIM UK and are looking forward to working together on supporting women in the mining industry. The gold mining sector needs to attract more female talent and I am delighted that we can work together to create new opportunities, including the scholarship at Imperial College. We support and appreciate the great work WIM UK do around the promotion, advancement and retention of women within the industry, as well as marketing the industry to women and demonstrating it can provide them with a fulfilling, engaging and successful career.”
To find out more about the Women in Mining UK scholarships please visit our website. To learn about the 12-month MSc in Metals and Energy Finance, a joint programme between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Imperial College London, visit the MSc Metals and Energy course page.
About Women in Mining UK
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These includes a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.
For more information about joining Women in Mining UK, please visit our website: www.womeninmining.org.uk.
About World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.
We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.
We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.
Based in the UK, with operations in India, China, Singapore and the USA, the World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.
Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495969
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World Gold Council
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