There is a growing global movement for businesses to identify how they are meeting global ESG challenges.
The NSW mining industry recognises that meeting the community's expectations about environment, social and governance (ESG) management opportunities is vital to the industry's future success.
Our Guiding Principles for Responsible Mining in NSW (2023) seek to add to the high standards of operation already required under the laws and policies of local, NSW and Australian governments.
Download the guide to learn about each of these principles in detail and to see the case studies that demonstrate how the industry is working towards these standards.
Business is conducted in an ethical manner, maintaining systems of corporate governance, risk management, standards, and transparency
Put respect, fairness, and transparency at the centre of our engagement with employees, neighbours, communities and Indigenous Australians, throughout the life of mine.
Continually improve environmental performance of our operations, including our stewardship of water, mitigation of noise and dust emissions, management of tailings, reduction of energy use and waste, and to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and nature.
Safe & Inclusive
Continually improve our health and safety performance with the goal of zero harm, and foster an inclusive environment within our operations, where our people are respected, engaged, recognised and developed.
Support decarbonisation policies and programs that are consistent with agreed international frameworks, and with achieving the NSW and Australian Government target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Make a positive economic and social contribution to the communities where we operate.
Engage with and support communities and government to take advantage of the opportunities for the use of mine owned land, infrastructure, and workforces in the future