Barrik Pueblo Viejo awarded the Dominican Republic Platinum Seal for gender equality by Igualando

Santo Domingo.- Barrick Pueblo Viejo, a leading mining company in the Dominican Republic, has been awarded the prestigious Igualando RD Platinum Seal. This recognition, which is part of a certification program of the Ministry of Women and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is a recognition of the company’s sustained efforts to promote gender equality and provide equal opportunities. Job opportunities.

Since 2020, Pueblo Viejo has demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equality, initially achieving Gold level certification by meeting 80% of the requirements established under the Quality Management Model for Gender Equality (MGIG). Its practices and policies, audited by the UNDP, the Ministry of Women and the Dominican Quality Institute (INDOCAL), have maintained high compliance for four consecutive years.

This year’s upgrade to the Platinum Seal reflects Pueblo Viejo’s dedication to eliminating gender gaps within its workforce, which currently has 24% female representation. The company, led by president Juana Barcel├│, aims to dispel the myth that mining is not a place for women by continually working towards gender balance and encouraging women to take on operational roles.

Pueblo Viejo, a joint venture between Barrick (60%) and Newmont (40%), is located approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Santo Domingo. Since it began development in 2009 and began production in 2012, the company has maintained a 97% Dominican workforce, reflecting its commitment to the sustainable development and economic empowerment of the Dominican Republic.

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