Our approach

 

Nothing is more important than the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, visitors and communities. We are committed to working together safely, and continuously improving how we work by embedding safe and sustainable business practices every day.

Our approach to health and safety is guided by our Sustainability Policy and implemented through our internal health and safety standards and the procedures which embed these across our locations. Together these documents set minimum performance requirements and define how we identify and manage risk, design and execute work, report and investigate events and hazards, and share knowledge to enable us to learn from significant events. Our internal health and safety standards and their associated procedures are aligned to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard 2018, and the ICMM Mining Principles 4 – Risk Management and 5 – Health and Safety and comply with local laws and regulations.

Our ‘Sustainability and Business Conduct – Minimum Requirements for Suppliers’ requires that suppliers must comply with South32’s health, safety, environment and community requirements relevant to the work completed as part of the supply terms and conditions with South32.

Health

The health of our people and communities is of great importance to us. Governed by our internal standards and managed through our system of risk management, we implement and continually improve health controls to help us to avoid, mitigate and manage potential health impacts to our people and communities where we work.

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Safety

Nothing is more important than the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, visitors and communities. We are committed to working together safely, and continuously improving how we work by embedding safe and sustainable business practices every day.

 

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Health & Safety

Supporting Indigenous communities

We're pleased to continue to support Indigenous people's living with Machado Joseph Disease.

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