We seek to minimise impacts on the environment from Queensland Metals mining and processing operations.
Each of our sites operates under an Environmental Authority issued by the Queensland Government—strict conditions must be met.
We abide by robust performance targets, and frequently go beyond them to further improve our environmental record.
Queensland Metals invests significantly in initiatives and industry-leading projects to ensure we protect our local environment while continuing to operate safely and responsibly.
Day-to-day activities and improvement initiatives take place across all areas and roles of our operations work to minimise and mitigate any negative impact from our activities.
If environmental incidents do occur, we take immediate action to remediate and investigate the cause to prevent a reoccurrence.
Transparent community engagement
We recognise our responsibility for stewardship of the land we use. We actively engage with our pastoral and community neighbours, as well as traditional native title groups to ensure how we operate supports the long-term health of the local environment.
Being transparent about our operations and performance helps to ensure our local communities are satisfied with our approach. We seek to preserve and restore the natural environment throughout our operations’ lifecycle.
We manage environmental risk in line with Glencore's environmental policy.
Key environmental initiatives
Continuous improvement to our Air Quality Monitoring Network—the most comprehensive air quality monitoring system in Australia:
Continuous improvement in the stormwater containment system since 2012, including:
Air quality, rehabilitation works, groundwater and stormwater management and waste management, including:
Water management improvement works, inluding:
Water and dust management, including: