Mining creates a lot of mineral waste and some of our operations put gas and particulates into the air. But, by managing these byproducts carefully, we can prevent harm to people’s health and natural habitats, as part of our Environment Way (PDF Vol 1, PDF Vol 2).
We’re finding new ways to cut waste by re-mining or reusing it. We apply the ‘avoid, reduce, re-use and recycle’ management hierarchy to ensure the least possible impact on human health and environment during both the operational and post-closure phases. Once waste-reduction opportunities are exhausted, we actively explore the re-use of by-products.