We work hard to be responsible stewards of the environment and treat natural resources with care so that they are available for future generations.
Successful environmental management is essential to our business. We have a comprehensive environmental management system, which includes our internal standards and reporting framework, which is assured through governance processes.
We take our commitment to reduce our emissions seriously and are actively planning and implementing energy efficiency and emission reduction projects. Further information on our approach to climate change can be found in our 2021 Sustainable Development Report.
We have a critical role in supplying the resources needed to create a lower carbon economy, in a way that creates and protects value for our stakeholders. This is a significant responsibility and presents opportunities as well as challenges.
We have a fully integrated business planning process designed to protect ecosystems and minimise biodiversity impacts. This includes land management activities such as conservation of high biodiversity value areas, pre-clearance surveys and progressive rehabilitation.
We are committed to implementing the International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) Sustainable Development Framework, which encourages responsible design, use, reuse, recycling and disposal of our products along the supply chain.
Water is a valuable resource which requires increasingly careful management to ensure its availability and suitability for use by the whole of society. We all share our water resources and we are all responsible for them.
We manage various waste streams from our operations including waste rock, wastewater and tailings. We recognise the potential risks posed to communities, our workforce, the environment and shareholders from tailings and water retaining dams and remain committed to safe and responsible dam management.