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ADVANCING EVERYDAY LIFE

Advancing responsibly

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.

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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.

1,150ha

Rehabilitated in 2021

25t

Seed sown in 2021

123,000

Tubestock and seedlings planted

$43m+

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.

Rehabilitating land after mining

How we’re giving land new life after mining.