Northparkes Mines support White Ribbon March in Forbes

On Friday 24 November, over 30 employees participated in the White Ribbon Day March in Forbes to help raise awareness and show our support for White Ribbon.

In November 2016, Northparkes Mines became the first mine in Australia to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, joining a group of organisations committed to preventing and responding to violence against women.

Managing Director, Jim Fowler said “It was great to see our employees participate in the march and join together with local community members to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.”

“As a large employer in the Central West, it is important to us that we help break the cycle of domestic violence by supporting initiatives that improve the wellbeing of the community in which we live and work,” he said.

“Statistics show that domestic violence is far too common within our local towns. Northparkes will continue to support programs raising awareness about domestic violence so the next generation doesn’t live with the same statistics,” he said.

Northparkes Manager People, Safety and Environment Stacey Kelly said “Northparkes has been an active supporter of the White Ribbon Campaign for a number of years now. It’s great to see our employees continuing to support and contribute to this campaign.

A number of employees volunteered to assist with setting up the event in Forbes prior to the march. For more information about the Northparkes Volunteer Leave Program, visit www.northparkes.com or call Ali Creith on (02) 6861 3621.

About CMOC-Northparkes Mines
Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 kilometres north-west of Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1993 Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. Northparkes is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).

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Media enquiries:
Ms Ali Creith
Northparkes Mines
Advisor Community and External Relations
02 6861 3621
ali.creith@northparkes.com