We recognise that our major sustainability impacts arise through the investments that we decide to make as a business.

Our investment decision making is guided by our ESG policy, which outlines how we mitigate risk through our investment decisions, due diligence, contractual agreements and ongoing engagement with our operating partners. 

Summary of ESG due diligence framework

The requirement for strong ESG principles:

  • Energy supply/use
  • Energy management/emissions reduction plans
  • Carbon emissions and relative carbon intensity
  • Water consumption and management
  • Mine closure and rehabilitation plans
  • Impact on biodiversity and protected areas including national parks, areas of cultural importance and/or World Heritage Sites
  • Air, noise and soil pollution
  • Tailings management
  • Hazardous materials
  • Host country labour practices
  • Rights of indigenous peoples
  • Community relations and stakeholder support
  • Health and safety
  • Existence of small scale mining in the project’s area
  • Workforce health and safety
  • Labour rights
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Direct host community employment
  • Local procurement programmes
  • Purpose, values, culture and capabilities
  • Business ethics, integrity and transparency
  • Commitment to external frameworks and reporting standards
  • ESG leadership and accountability at senior management levels
  • Diversity and inclusion