Evolution has an Environmental Policy that we expect our people and contractors to adhere to.
Our Environmental Protocols consist of 11 standards of best practice management in key business risk areas, such as Waste Rock Management, Cyanide Management and Mine Closure and Rehabilitation. All of our sites and workplaces are required to meet the protocol requirements, which are audited on a regular basis.
We believe we have an obligation to not only achieve legislative compliance but to strive for best practice and to meet the expectations of the communities we operate within and are part of. Implementing our Environmental Protocols holds us to a higher standard of environmental performance and creates a clear and open community accountability framework.
We are focused on enhancing environmental stewardship through the development and implementation of Evolution Environmental Protocols and Life of Mine Environmental Management Plans across all project sites.
Each year we comply with the Commonwealth National Pollution Inventory and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER). An overview of our NGER data can be reviewed by clicking here.
We are proud of our performance and are thrilled we were finalists of the West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2014 Golden Gecko Award and the Australian Mining Prospect Award 2014 for Environmental Excellence. We have been recognised for the work we are doing to protect and secure the future of one of Australia’s rare plants, the Eremophila resinosa. We have teamed with Kings Park Botanical Gardens in Western Australia to develop a translocation and cultivation program.
At our Cowal operation, we recently received ISO14001 certification for Mining and Ore Processing Operations and Support Services for Gold and Silver production.