Rehabilitation of mined land to support post-mining land use, demonstrate environmental stewardship & constant improvement of global practices.
Project implemented: Ongoing
GCAA aims to deliver quality rehabilitation to minimise its active footprint to the smallest area practicable.
Effective environmental stewardship supports sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation in Australia, consistent with SDG15.
GCAA’s environmental commitment includes a comprehensive rehabilitation program to progress rehabilitate & restore mined land
Community engagement to understand local priorities and preferences informs GCAA’s rehabilitation program.
GCAA has pioneered a range of rehabilitation techniques and certification processes to support enhanced post-mining land use
To support continuous improvement, GCAA maintains a strong internal focus on land management and land rehabilitation.
GCAA’s focus on mine rehabilitation – backed by scientific rigour, analysis and the use of new technology – has also supported continuous improvement of mine rehabilitation processes across the broader minerals industry.
Glencore is committed to minimising environmental impacts from its operations & applies the precautionary principle in decision-making. As part of this approach, Glencore Coal Assets Australia’s (GCAA) undertakes progressive rehabilitation and work to restore mined land as well as minimise biodiversity impacts.
GCAA has set new standards for openness, accountability & monitoring in establishing processes to meet its commitments and regulatory requirements. Key aspects of its rehabilitation program include:
Land rehabilitation activities and establishment of temporary cover is prioritised to address areas where operations are having the most impact, including on visual amenity and dust generation. Community consultation informs GCAA’s rehabilitation plans.