Glen Mpufane is a South African working and living in Geneva, Switzerland as the Director of Mining, Diamonds, Gems, Ornament and Jewelry Production (DGOJP) since 2012 with IndustriALL Global Union, a global union based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the lead on occupational health for IndustriALL Global Union’s 52 million members in 140 countries and across 14 industrial sectors in mining, energy and manufacturing.
Before IndustriALL, Glen Mpufane was a Mining Officer for the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mines, and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM), also based in Geneva.
Glen leads the global union’s mining sector global engagement around policy development and implementation principally around the world of work, environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate change and IR 4.0 impacts. Glen has over 30 years’ global experience in the mining industry that includes working in the mines and for the National Union of Mineworkers as a miner and health and safety officer and head of international relations respectively.
Glen serves on various ESG standard development initiatives such as the initiative for responsible mining and assurance (IRMA), both as a board member and in the executive committee, on the technical advisory committee of the Copper Mark, the advisory council to the Responsible Mining Foundation and the Responsible Mining Index Report, the Technical & Advisory Committee of Better Coal, the Advisory Panel of the Global Tailings Management Institute (GTMI) and a member of the Mining and Metals Future of Work Taskforce of the World Economic Forum – WEF.
He holds a Bachelors of Art Degree majoring in Sociology and Communications.
- What are the other drivers of the impacts on the world of work in the current transition underway
- In your experiences, what impacts are generated by the transition underway
- What are the policy provisions, public and private, to mitigate the impacts
- Is there alignment between company mining practices on these impacts and mitigation with trade union expectations
Wednesday 08 February 10:10 - 10:55 InfraTech Auditorium