At De Grey Mining, we are committed to operating ethically, sustainably, and in accordance with best governance practices.
We believe that responsible management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) elements are critical for our investors, the communities with whom we interact and our team.
Accordingly, we are committed to identifying, assessing and mitigating risks and proactively seeking pathways that deliver positive and sustainable outcomes.
As we advance the Hemi discovery, environmental, heritage, social and governance considerations will be embedded across all our decision making. We aim to deliver responsible practices that lead to shared value for all stakeholders.
Health and safety
The health, safety and wellness of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate is our number one priority. We are committed to continually identifying, understanding and controlling operational risks as we progress the Hemi discovery. We want all De Grey team members to return home safely at the end of each shift.
We have an effective COVID-19 management plan in place and the Company is closely monitoring the developments and concerns around the virus. We have implemented COVID-19 testing of all site personal and visitors, increased cleaning and altered catering facilities to combat the risks associated with the virus. To date, no cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at any of our sites.
We engage in regular meetings with community groups, Traditional Owners and Pastoralists, and have constant communication with government, education institutions and industry associations. Through this engagement we seek to identify ways in which we can provide shared benefits to our important stakeholder groups as we grow.
In November 2020, we signed a 12-month partnership with Mission Australia to provide vital family and domestic violence support services in the East Pilbara region. The partnership aims to ensure valuable resources are directed into the region to increase the safety of at-risk women and children in Hedland and surrounding communities.
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We strive to achieve excellence in environmental management by obtaining and following the best advice and implementing best practice, monitoring and measuring our environmental performance, and implement measures wherever possible to reduce the impact our operations have on the environment.
We have commenced detailed environmental surveys for the feasibility, planning and design, and construction phases of the mining project. Some of these survey activities include:
- Water conservation
- Air quality analysis
- Flora and fauna ecosystem analysis
- Wildlife identification
- Soil sampling
- Biodiversity conversation