People

At LXML, our values define how we treat each other. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working environment where every employee is valued for their unique contribution. At LXML, all voices are heard, all cultures and languages are respected. We acknowledge how diversity guides us to move forward and work together. We know that cooperation and dialogue are essential to our success.

LXML has successfully developed local employees, 95% are Lao and 20% are women. Millions of dollars have been invested in human resource development since 2003. Sepon offers preferential recruitment of local people, which helps maintain the support of local communities. On top of this, LXML provides training and development to employees in various disciplines, scholarships to Australia, and on-the-job training to build future Lao professionals.

Women in Mining

By: Mining Operations Excellence Team, LXML

Being an engineer is not for everyone. Engineering demands dedication for analysis that leads to problem-solving, so is already a challenging field of work. However, women in engineering and particularly in the mining industry face additional challenges: stereotypes that hold us back.

Diversity is important for every society, and it is inspiring to be part of a team, the Operations Excellence team in Mining, that makes no distinction between men and women on our jobs. Here, we have the opportunity to prove our potential and talent in roles typically held by men. Our roles in Mining Operations Excellence let us apply our technical knowledge shift after shift while we continue growing as individuals and as a team.

Mining is tough, but it is also enjoyable and rewarding. It has a large variety of work and challenges are a constant. We are part of a team that makes things happen and we have the chance to move beyond production: to make significant impact through our diligent, dedicated, and passionate way of work. This makes us feel motivated and empowered to persevere every day.

We encourage all Lao women to be strong and follow their dreams regardless of stereotypes and challenges: we, women, can face every difficulty and problem that comes our way.

On this International Women’s Day, we urge our colleagues to leave stereotypes behind and support each other regardless of genders. We need to change our mindsets; whatever men can do, women can do, particularly in engineering and mining because we are not women engineers, we are engineers.

Interview up close and Personnel with Carl Baker-Duly on Promoting Women in Mining

We introduce you to Carl Baker Duly, who joined LXML as Operations Vice General Manager since September 2020. Carl has over 30 years’ operational experience focused across several commodities and has led many large open pit mining operations across many regions. Carl upholds good communication, perseverance, teamwork, and continuous improvement central to success and excellence. An important life principle we can all embrace is ‘time’, making every second of the day meaningful.

Interview up close and Personnel with Vimeipha Vilayphonen, Processing Engineer

As a fresh graduate in engineering from Australia, Vimeipha landed her first career with LXML as Process Engineer in 2019.

Women in Mining: Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 2018

Mining is too often considered as a male industry with a predominately male workforce. Yet, in reality there is a real role for women in the industry and we should all encourage it.

Sepon’s First Female Excavator, Mezi muck operator and Grader operator

Meet our Sepon’s first female Excavator Operator, Menzi Muck Operators and Grader Operators.

LXML Celebrate IWD 2018

Sepon hosted a special lunch for over 300 employees on March 8th

Women and Mining in Laos, 2016

Women and communities face the immediate impact of mining activity and are increasingly powerful in employment and other socioeconomic decisions around mining. Women’s voices are important.

Gender diversity arrives with Geology teams’ first female ore spotters

The Geology team recently welcomed nine ore spotters, five of whom are females and the first to take on such profession at Sepon.

Sepon provides Lao employees with training and career advancement opportunities and support. Millions of dollars has been invested in tertiary scholarships for Lao employees to study in Australia and Thailand, in apprentice programs, coaching, formal and on-the-job training to develop industry skills. Over 180 Lao nationals are in superintendent and supervisory positions at LXML.

Localisation: Doer to Coach – expats to Lao nationals

$3 million in tertiary scholarships since 2002 – providing opportunity for Lao employees to study in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Over 100 trainees for both technical and administration disciplines

Over 50 apprenticeships supported through Lao-German Technical College (RMIT Curriculum) transitioned back into LXML’s workforce

$700,000 in tools, equipment and training resources provided to Savannakhet and other Vocational Schools

Over 1,000 employees participating in various on-site competency-based training programs and skills development.

LXML has successfully developed local employees, 95% are Lao and 20% are women. Millions of dollars have been invested in human resource development since 2003. Sepon offers preferential recruitment of local people, which helps maintain the support of local communities. On top of this, LXML provides training and development to employees in various disciplines, scholarships to Australia, and on-the-job training to build future Lao professionals.

LXML has successfully developed local employees, 95% are Lao and 20% are women. Millions of dollars have been invested in human resource development since 2003. Sepon offers preferential recruitment of local people, which helps maintain the support of local communities. On top of this, LXML provides training and development to employees in various disciplines, scholarships to Australia, and on-the-job training to build future Lao professionals.

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