Respect for the environment is central to our approach. Wherever possible, we seek to prevent, or otherwise minimize, the potential impacts of our operations on the environment.
In line with our Environment Policy and Associated Standards, we have developed and implemented a number of programs focused on air quality, ecosystems services, biodiversity, climate change, energy, land, water, waste and closure. These programs include input from our local communities as well as from experts in these fields.
Rio Tinto has studied the orebody and surrounding area to determine the best approach to development with minimal surface disturbance. We have undertaken scientific analysis, economic review, environmental studies and engagement through a Community Advisory Group. This extensive environmental impact assessment of the Eagle Project included detailed studies in these areas:
- Water Quality
- Wetland Delineation
- Flora and Fauna
- Cultural Resources