Respecting the rights of our people, developing and promoting our talent and creating an inclusive work environment that recognizes the diversity and the unique experiences of our employees is fundamental to our People First mandate.
Centerra is committed to meeting all regulatory labour requirements in the jurisdictions where we operate, as well as the fundamental labour rights set out by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
We respect our employees’ right to earn fair wages, work decent hours, collectively bargain (freedom of association) and work in an environment where all forms of forced or compulsory labour is prohibited, equal opportunities are promoted and safe working conditions are a top priority.
We continuously strive to exceed our legal requirements. We understand the importance of paying a fair wage to our employees so that they can meet their family’s needs while also saving for the future.
We are committed to maximizing our local hiring. Öksüt is on track to hire most of its workforce from its neighbouring communities, which, in turn, provides meaningful economic opportunities in the local town of Develi and the surrounding villages. More information on our local hiring practices can be found in our Local Content section.
of employees at our three operating sites in British Columbia self-identify as Indigenous First Nations, compared to the mining industry average of 12%.
Women hold 14% of total leadership positions globally (Supervisor and above), of which 24% of mid-level leadership (Manager and Director level) roles and 21% of senior-level leadership (GM, VP and Officer) roles are occupied by women.
Creating a People First Culture and Fostering Internal Talent
Centerra considers talent management to be of critical importance in engaging its employees and consistent with our goal of putting People First. To that end, we have established a number of ongoing initiatives in this area.
To facilitate and encourage employee engagement, retention and on-the-job success, Centerra places a significant focus on the growth and development of its employees. Throughout the year, managers work to provide meaningful feedback that helps guide successful job performance and behaviour modelling aligned with Centerra’s goals and values.
Centerra supports employee development through an integrated talent management program based on organizational needs, employee development goals and performance management objectives.
Our global talent management program supports women’s leadership programs, the identification and assessment of high-potential female talent, and the creation of individual development plans to monitor progression. In 2022, over 450 Talent Calibrations (approximately 37% of the total workforce) were completed globally for the purpose of high-potential talent identification, retention risk assessment and succession planning activities.
Centerra’s support for employee development includes providing financial assistance and job-protected leave for employees who wish to obtain higher education. We also provide mentorship programs and overseas secondment opportunities. In 2022, we carried out a global compensation framework project aimed at establishing uniform and fair pay grades and levels throughout the organization. The framework ensures equity both internally and externally, allowing employees to pursue development opportunities and transfer between locations while maintaining their compensation levels.