Our people are our most important asset. We seek to attract the best people to build and maintain a diverse and high achieving workforce that reflects the local communities in which we operate. We are focused on ensuring our employees are engaged, have development opportunities and are supported in the management of their careers.
Our five values – Integrity, Respect, Courage, Accountability and Collaboration reflect how we work together across the business now.
We employ over 3,200 employees globally. The majority of our employees are based in Australia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone we are one of the largest private sector employers.

Iluka’s People Policy, and supporting policies and procedures, set out our approach to recruiting, developing and retaining an engaged, diverse and capable workforce.
Our fair work policies strive to provide our employees a safe working environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. These policies cover equal employment opportunity, bullying and harassment. We applied significant focus to this area in 2018, delivering refreshed and updated Behavioural Expectations training.
 Sierra Leonean workforce profile Australian workforce profile
2,467 employees
~800 contractors (average)
215 new employees
8% female / 92% male
2.1% employee initiated turnover
98% Sierra Leonean
735 employees
~ 500 contractors (average)
241 new employees
24% female / 76% male
11% employee initiated turnover


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