As a resource company, we know that our operations have the potential to impact the environment and the atmosphere through our mining and processing activities.
That’s why we put so much effort into planning our operations, working to minimise our impact, and ensuring that we do everything we can to restore the land we develop.
It all begins with studies to determine the existing biodiversity in the areas we intend to work - what we call biodiversity baselines - and establish the kind of controls we’ll use to meet our environmental standards. We know that some impact is often inevitable, but our commitment is to avoid any adverse affects where we can, to minimise what we can’t avoid, to rehabilitate continuously, and finally to off set environmental impacts.
Our goal is to restore similar ecosystems and biodiversity in the places we operate, and in some cases such as our work on the Hotham River in South Western Australia, to leave the environment in better shape than we found it.
And of course we always respect protected areas, and do not mine or explore in World Heritage Areas, as required by our International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) membership.
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