ADVANCING EVERYDAY LIFE
We take our stewardship of the land seriously
Glencore’s Australian coal business leads the way in mine site closures and land rehabilitation. We work with local communities, often going beyond what’s expected to return mined land back to farmland and native forest.
How much land does Glencore rehabilitate?
For six years running, Glencore’s coal business has rehabilitated over 1,000 hectares of mined land annually across Australia. That’s about 1,400 footy fields’ worth of land all restored back to native forest, farmland or other productive use each year.
How does our rehabilitation work?
We start planning for rehabilitation as early as possible. For new sites, this means long before we even start mining. The number and types of trees are recorded. The land is mapped. And seeds from local trees are all collected pre-mining. Rehabilitation is then factored into our daily and yearly plans, with the final outcome assessed against our Rehabilitation Report Card by environmental managers, ecologists, government regulators and other key stakeholders.
Rehabilitated in 2021
Seed sown in 2021
Tubestock and seedlings planted
Invested in rehab in 2021
Can you tell the difference between rehabilitated mine land and state forest?
Over the years, we’ve returned more than 21,000 hectares of mined land back to high-quality farmland, native woodland, or other productive uses.
Our aim is to make it challenging to tell which land is a Glencore rehabilitated mine, and which is a natural landscape.
Glencore coal rehabilitation
With an approach informed by science, we’re Australian industry leaders in mine rehabilitation.
Liddell cattle grazing trial
We showed that active coal mines can be successfully transformed into sustainable grazing land.
We returned this previously mined land to bushland rich with native vegetation.
We've set the inclusion of natural landform into our rehabilitation work.
Oaky Creek Coal
Oaky Creek rehabilitation has earned government approval.