CDE Capital is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its unwavering commitment to Aboriginal employment.
The company respects the cultural and family responsibilities of all employees and ensures that they have the flexibility to enable them to meet their obligations.
CDE Capital provides meaningful training and employment opportunities for those in the local community.
On some projects, CDE Capital has recruited up to 50% of the workforce from the local community. Around 80% of the permanent workforce is Aboriginal.
More recently, CDE capital landed the largest contract awarded to an Indigenous contract company.
The company was awarded a mining contract at Atlas Iron’s Pardoo project, located 75 Km east of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The contract scope covers the drill and blast, excavation and haulage of ore and waste at the Pardoo minesite over four years.
The northern Territory based mining contractor adds the Atlas work to its mining contracts at Tanami Gold’s Coyote mine; civil works and mining equipment hire at CopperCo’s Lady Annie mine; and plant labour hire at Xstrata’s Macarthur River mine.
CDE won a competitive tender process managed by Atlas and run by the mining industry contract specialists INTECH.
One of the key approaches CDE takes to its contracts is to foster growth in the local Indigenous communities. CDE also invests in equipment to get Indigenous businesses off the ground.