We are committed to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. We support policies that address climate change without damaging society’s ability to meet the growing demand for secure, affordable energy and vital natural resources.
We are committed to minimising the impact from our business operations on the natural environment, including full compliance with national and international environmental laws.
1.WE WILL MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS THAT
A. Identify, and then minimise the risks to the natural environment from our work and operations to the lowest level practicable;
B. Require the reporting and investigation of work-related environmental accidents, incidents and near-misses; keeping records, stating their cause and taking remedial measures to prevent their ecurrence;
C. Set targets and indicators to enable robust management and reporting on environmental impacts, improvement measures and achieved performance;
D. Require that the planning, design and operation of all facilities or operations explicitly address and include environmental standards, procedures and processes;
E. Ensure workers have the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to prevent, mitigate or minimise damage to the natural environment;
F. Empower workers to stop work or any operation if they consider environmental risks or hazards to be unmitigated;
G. Include a feedback/audit loop and a focus on constant performance improvement.
2.WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO USE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGIES IN THE COURSE OF OUR OPERATIONS.
3.WE WILL PROGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF OUR OPERATIONS, INCLUDING:
A. Improving energy efficiency and the efficient use of natural resources;
B. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and collaborate with others to contribute to climate protection;
C. Reducing water usage;
D. Reducing waste and increasing reuse and recycling; and
E. Reduce emissions to air, water and land.
4.WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO REDUCE THE GENERATION OF HAZARDOUS AND NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS.
5.WE WILL AVOID THE RELEASE OF POLLUTANTS OR, WHEN AVOIDANCE IS NOT TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE, MINIMISE THE RELEASE AND MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL IMPACT AS FAR AS NECESSARY AND POSSIBLE.
6.WE WILL ASSESS OUR IMPACTS ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND ENDEAVOUR TO AVOID NET LOSSES AND MINIMISE IMPACTS.
7.WE WILL HAVE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENTS.
8.IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS WE WILL CONDUCT IMPACT ASSESSMENTS FOR PROJECTS OR ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT AND AFFECT COMMUNITIES.
9.WE WILL COMMUNICATE WITH PARTNERS TO ENSURE THEY ARE INFORMED ABOUT RELEVANT ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS THAT MAY IMPACT THEM.