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Sustainability approach

Our approach

Sustainability is at the heart of our purpose and underpins the delivery of our strategy. In delivering our purpose, we seek to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. Our approach to sustainability contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and we work with stakeholders to develop and implement actions that contribute to sustainable development. Our approach to sustainability comprises five interconnected pillars which focus on areas that are material to our business and stakeholders.

Sustainability Policy

Our Sustainability Policy reaffirms our commitment to sustainable development and outlines our commitment to governance and transparency on sustainability matters.

Approved by our Board, our Sustainability Policy is guided by international standards and initiatives, including the ICMM Mining Principles, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Ten Principles, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Our sustainability topic-specific approaches

Our Sustainability Policy is supported by a series of topic specific ‘Our Approach’ documents which outline topic commitments, principles to manage the commitments and our management approach related to each topic. ‘Our Approach’ documents are supported by internal standards and procedures.

Our sustainability performance

Find out more about how we report on our sustainability performance and where you can find the latest reports.

Sustainability reporting

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 that seek to address the world’s greatest challenges. The key to achieving the SDGs is working together with other stakeholders to develop and implement actions that contribute to the SDGs’ universal social, environmental and economic aspirations.