RJV in 2023
Our CEO Tim Ryan discusses what 2023 will hold for RJV.
What are RJV’s goals for 2023?
This year we hope to further strengthen our relationships with our civil and mining clients by enhancing our value delivery. A big part of our plan to achieve this is to build on the achievements of 2022 by re-setting our benchmarks across many areas of ESG (environmental, social and governance).
Now that we have engaged our ESG consultant we will be mapping out a clear pathway to carbon neutrality which we’ll share when we update our sustainability strategy in the coming weeks.
The updated strategy will also be accompanied by separate dedicated strategies defining how we will improve our gender and cultural diversity, aboriginal engagement, and local employment and sub-contractor opportunities.
On the safety front, our HSEQ team will be working to further improve our safety performance through various initiatives.
Of course, none of this is possible without the people to make it happen so our core focus is to make sure our people are safe, enjoy what they do and get the very best working conditions we can offer.
What will be the biggest challenges?
Getting good people and keeping them will continue to be a big challenge this year. We are working hard to create desirable working conditions with competitive rates, good rosters and other benefits which we’re always adding to. Anyone with civil or mining qualifications and experience should check out our vacancies and what’s on offer.
Currently we need to fill several roles including FIFO HD fitters, which we’re offering up to $95 per hour with various roster options.
Increasing operational costs, such as labour, materials and fleet, is also having an impact everywhere. We are working to mitigate these as best we can by more strategic procurement, scrutinising our own cost control and providing more visibility in our contracts of the impact of potential price increases.
ESG reporting responsibilities are ever-increasing for our clients so by being on the front foot with this ourselves we are hopefully making this job easier for them.
Are there any major trends that you see coming up in the civil and mining services industries?
Increasingly we’re seeing our clients setting themselves targets for reaching zero emissions along with improving engagement with their communities. We are taking the initiative here by setting our own targets and developing value adding strategies which in turn will support our project partners in reaching their goals.