Our objective is to make mineral discoveries which we can profitably
and responsibly develop into producing mines. We
undertake explorations, which includes more extensive surface sampling
and geophysical analyses, and drilling programs to seek a resource
and estimate its size and ore-grade. This process also
includes evaluating the security of potential mining developments
and our ability to do business successfully and responsibly.
have a number of personnel whose job is to look after the safety,
health and environment. We are fully aware
of our environmental responsibilities as we always face environmental
management challenges due to the speed at which our exploration
projects and activities change and the diverse social, political,
and physical environments in which they occur. Our Environment
Policy therefore is based on:
standard environmental management procedures.
understanding, managing, and maintaining information about legal
and other environment-related obligations.
conditions Identifying and evaluating environmental and legal
implications from previous disturbance of ground where we wish
with other business processes Integrating environmental planning,
permit, and reclamation issues into other business processes including
risk management, logistics, community affairs, and managing mineral
other challenges include balancing environmental, safety, and geological
considerations in locating and constructing drill sites; managing
erosion control; supervising contractors; accommodating heritage
and archaeological considerations; managing reclamation costs by
minimizing disturbance; and ensuring adequate re-contouring and
revegetation. Challenges include human presence in remote areas
proper camp design, including latrine and kitchen facilities.
need to continue developing environmental plans and management systems
to meet these challenges led us to create a responsible global player
in the world of mining.