Our approach

We're a business that is socially and environmentally responsible and through our actions, we're striving to create a better future for our communities.

Entrusted to look after not only the commodities we extract and the natural resources we use, but also the people whose lives we touch along the way, we have a great responsibility to get things right.

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We base every decision on our values of Trust, Care, Togetherness and Excellence to meet the needs of today, without compromising the future.

Our sustainability policy makes sure:

  • The health of our people is not compromised by the work they do
  • Everyone goes home safe and well every day
  • We are creating value for the societies we operate in
  • We are protecting the natural environment.

As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals we have committed to improving social, economic and environmental conditions for the world we live in. And through our commitment to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, we are addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Our focus

We engage with a wide-range of stakeholders before deciding which sustainability actions to focus on.

We're committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, defined by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our sustainability approach and actions are making a positive change in the following SDGs:

  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Sustainable cities and committees
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land

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Our Actions

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Environment

We're managing our natural environment with care through conservation and rehabilitation so it is available for future generations. Our Intelligent Land Management approach is transforming land (that would otherwise be unused) to be climate resilient and to generate value for society.

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Health & safety

Nothing is more important than our people going home safe and well every day. We do this by creating a culture of care, and are committed to improving the health and safety of all those involved in our business. We don’t want our people adversely impacted in any way at work, so we have programs in place to help with this.

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Community & society

We aim to improve people’s lives now and for generations to come by creating economic and social value for the communities, regions and countries where we operate. Understanding how our work impacts on communities is crucial to how we go about our business and we work hard to communicate honestly and transparently. We respect the values and views of the local society and we are empowering local people to make choices that give them control over their lives.

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Our people

Our people are key to our success. We have a strong culture of care and accountability where you are encouraged to share ideas, to listen and learn from each other and be the best you can be every day. We are committed to establishing a diverse and inclusive workplace by setting ambitious diversity targets, focusing on gender and ethnicity.

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Prepared for the future

We look for opportunities that emerge as the world changes. By embracing new technologies we are preparing for the future, that will minimise our environmental impact, and improve our safety and productivity across our business. We acknowledge the challenge of climate change and have set a goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

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Further information can be found in our Document repository

Sustainability Documents