The Sino Iron project is situated in the Pilbara region, a landscape more than 2.5 billion years old. CITIC Pacific Mining has a commitment to implementing sustainability initiatives into our mining practices and ensuring our operations are environmentally responsible for the life of our project and beyond.
CPM strives to protect the environment by preventing or mitigating adverse impacts, assisting in the fulfillment of our compliance obligations and enhancing our environmental performance. We believe that effective environmental performance is an integral part of well-managed socially responsible operations, whilst creating economic value for our shareholders.
CPM focuses on fostering a sustainable and environmentally responsible culture within the company. SinoSAFE Environment is an important initiative in promoting this culture, where environmental risks are identified and appropriate management actions are incorporated into everyday operations.
The company’s efforts in striving to minimise impact on the environment from the development and on-going operation of Sino Iron has been recognized by the industry. The project’s combined cycle power station has been awarded the “Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project” for its substantial reduction of carbon emissions. The “Leave No Trace” workforce recreational management program is a recipient of Australia’s Excellence in Environmental Management” Award which demonstrates the company’s focus on promoting an environmentally responsible culture . CPM is also an active member of the Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee (PMMC) which won the 2015 Golden Gecko awards for its work combating mesquite in the Pilbara region.
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN
As the operator of Sino Iron, CPM implements the requirements outlined following the issue of Ministerial Statement 635 in October 2003 and Ministerial Statement 822 in October 2009.
Sino Iron’s management plans contain specific standards that apply to all aspects of the project. Commitment to these standards is essential to our success. CPM works closely with the government agencies in fullfiling its requirements including audits and inspections, submissions of annual compliance reports and obtaining environmental licenses.
Below are the Environment Policy and Management Plans related to the Sino Iron project.
• Environment policy
• Operational Environment Management Plan
The following plans were superseded by the Operational Environment Management Plan (above):
• Conservation Estate Management Plan
• Construction Noise Management Plan
• Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Plan
• Marine Management Plan
• Pit Dewatering and Vegetation Monitoring Plan
• Recreational Use Management Plan