All businesses have a purpose to grow and be profitable, but consumers are increasingly demanding companies commit to more than their bottom line for the benefit of society.
As a mining contractor, Macmahon’s core value of safety is driven by our view that no job is worth doing unsafely, which is particularly prudent given the environment in which we operate.
Increasing incidents of mental health concerns, specifically related to a FIFO workforce, has seen Macmahon take a holistic approach to our team members health and well being. Macmahon has committed to confronting mental health head on and continues to engage with psychologists to develop a sustainable program to address the mental health of our employees.
The program is directly linked to our safety value and the results over the past 12 months speak for themselves as the stigma associated with mental health issues is broken down in our workforce.
Feedback on our program has confirmed that the message is getting through with formal feedback validating that our people are now openly speaking out without fear or shame.
Teamwork has always been an essential capability
Valuing people, their skill sets and identifying opportunities to develop key individuals through structured leadership, is proving vital to our business and delivers financial and social benefits to our workforce.
Importantly, as an ASX listed business, we must strive to deliver value for our shareholders and employees.
As our business and prosperity grows, so does our position to increase our philanthropic focus. The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has been of particular interest to Macmahon and our employees over the past three years through active participation in the annual 200km ride for cancer. The event raises much needed funds for
medical research and provides our people with the ability to give back through fundraising activities, opportunities to meet and train with people outside of their teams, and a real sense of community and accomplishment as they cross the finish line as a team – a win-win-win, for Macmahon, our people and the community.