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. All of our sites and workplaces are required to meet the protocol requirements, which are audited on a regular basis. The standards are:
Our operations must comply with these protocols and are subject each year to audit to ensure compliance with these protocols.
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). This includes creating and submitting annual reports under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use.
We are proud of our performance and in FY17 we won the following awards:
At our Cowal operation, we have received ISO14001 certification for Mining and Ore Processing Operations and Support Services for Gold and Silver production.