COVID-19 Supply Chain Announcement
Over the last few weeks, we have received a lot of questions about whether mining is an essential industry.
In March, the federal and state Resources Ministers agreed that the resources sector is essential in maintaining a strong economy so that Australia is well positioned to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. This not only includes the miners themselves, but the supply chain, which of course, is strongly represented by our membership.
We have been working with the Minerals Council of Australia and their members to ensure this classification continues by contributing to discussions, guidelines and protocols around supply chain issues.
Guidelines have now been developed to provide a practical guide to resources companies to ensure business critical services and products are identified, assessed and managed. There is also a template letter that mining operators may use if suppliers seek or require confirmation of their “essential status” to the mining and resources industry.
We encourage our members to make use of these resources and more, which can be found on the Minerals Council of Australia's website here.