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OZ Minerals
Sustainability Report
2010

Our Sustainability
Report 2010

Global Reporting
Initiative

 

Orange Fully reported   Grey Partially reported   Black Not reported   White Not applicable or material to our business
Indicator Reporting requirement Report location and links Level of
reporting
Strategy and Analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation (e.g. CEO, chair or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and its strategy. CEO letter Fully reported
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. CEO letter; Sustainability policy; Community engagement; Safety and health; Environmental performance Fully reported
Organisational Profile
2.1 Name of organisation Company overview Fully reported
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Company overview Fully reported
2.3 Operational structure of the organisation, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures. Company overview Fully reported
2.4 Location of organisation’s headquarters. Company overview Fully reported
2.5 Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. Company overview Fully reported
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. Company overview Fully reported
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served and types of customers/beneficiaries). Company overview Fully reported
2.8 Scale of the reporting organisation, including:
  • Number of employees;
  • Net sales (for private sector organisations) or net revenue (for public sector organisations);
  • Total capitalisation broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organisations); and
  • Quantity of products or services provided.
Company overview; Operating and financial performance Fully reported
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure or ownership, including:
  • The location of or changes in operations, including facility openings, closings and expansions; and
  • Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance and alteration operations (for private sector organisations).
CEO letter; Company overview Fully reported
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. CEO letter; Company overview Fully reported
Report Parameters
3.1 Reporting period (e.g. fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any). Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.) Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Feedback Fully reported
3.5 Process for defining report content, including:
  • Determining materiality;
  • Prioritising topics within the report; and
  • Identifying stakeholders the organisation expects to use the report.
Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g. countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organisations. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the indicators and other information in the report. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such restatement (e.g. mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods). Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. GRI content index Fully reported
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the reporting organisation and the assurance provider(s). Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
Governance, Commitments and Engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organisation, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organisational oversight. Structure and responsibilities Fully reported
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organisation’s management and the reasons for this arrangement). Structure and responsibilities Fully reported
4.3 For organisations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members. Structure and responsibilities; Annual Report Fully reported
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. Structure and responsibilities; Annual Report Fully reported
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements) and the organisation’s performance. Structure and responsibilities; Annual Report Fully reported
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. Annual report Fully reported
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organisation’s strategy on economic, environmental and social topics. Annual report Fully reported
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct and principles relevant to economic, environmental and social performance and the status of their implementation. Values and governance; Sustainability policy Fully reported
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation’s identification and management of economic, environmental and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct and principles. Structure and responsibilities, Annual Report Fully reported
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environment and social performance. Annual Report Fully reported
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation. Not reported Not reported
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses. Our sustainability report 2010 Fully reported
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organisations in which the organisation:
  • Has positions in governance bodies;
  • Participations in projects or committees;
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or
  • Views memberships as strategic.
Industry associations Fully reported
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation. Stakeholder engagement Fully reported
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Stakeholder engagement; Materiality Fully reported
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. Stakeholder engagement; Materiality Fully reported
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Stakeholder engagement Fully reported
Performance Indicators
Economic Performance
  Economic Management Approach CEO letter; Economic performance Fully reported
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings and payments to capital providers and governments, land use payments and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (ETI). Socio-economic contributions Fully reported
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Fully reported
EC3 Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligations. Not reported Not reported
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government. Economic performance Fully reported
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation. Not reported Not reported
EC6 Policy, practices and proportion of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation. Contributions to local economies Fully reported
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management and workforce hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. Workforce profile and diversity Fully reported
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind or pro bono engagement. Socio-economic contributions Partially reported
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts. Socio-economic contributions Fully reported
Environment Performance
  Environment Management Approach Environmental performance Fully reported
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. Not reported Not reported
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Not reported Not reported
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Fully reported
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Fully reported
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. Water efficiency case study Fully reported
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. Not reported Not reported
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. Not reported Not reported
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source. Water management Fully reported
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. Water management Fully reported
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. Not reported Not reported
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Land management; Biodiversity Fully reported
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated. Land management; Biodiversity Fully reported
EN13 Habitats protected or restored. Report on biodiversity offsets. Land management; Biodiversity Fully reported
EN14 Strategies, current actions and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. Biodiversity Fully reported
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. The number and percentage of total sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans according to stated criteria and the number (percentage) of those sites with plans in place. Biodiversity Fully reported
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Fully reported
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Fully reported
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. Not reported Not reported
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. Air quality management Fully reported
EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight, including mobile and stationary sources. Air quality management Partially reported
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination. Water management Fully reported
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. Total amounts of overburden, rock, tailings and sludges and their associated risks. Waste management Fully reported
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills. Environmental performance Fully reported
EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VII and a percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. Not material NA
EN25 Identity, size, protected status and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organisation’s discharges pf water and runoff. Not material NA
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Not material NA
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Environmental performance Fully reported
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organisation’s operations and transporting members of the workforce. Not reported Not reported
EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type. Not reported Not reported
Human Rights Performance
  Human Rights Management Approach Our people Fully reported
HR1 Percentage and total numbers of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. Labour relations and human rights Fully reported
HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken. Not reported Not reported
HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. Not reported Not reported
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. Not reported Not reported
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights and how freedom of association policy is implemented. Not reported Not reported
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risks for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour. Labour relations and human rights Fully reported
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures taken to contribute to the eliminating of forced or compulsory labour. Labour relations and human rights Fully reported
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. Labour relations and human rights Partially reported
HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. Total number of operations taking place in or adjacent to indigenous peoples’ territories, and number and percentage of operations or sites where there are formal agreements with indigenous people’s communities. Not reported Not reported
Labour Performance
  Labour Management Approach Our people; Labour relations and human rights; Safety and health strategy Fully reported
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region. Workforce profile and diversity Fully reported
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region. Attraction, retention and engagement Partially reported
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations. Attraction, retention and engagement Fully reported
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Labour relations and human rights Fully reported
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Number of strikes and lock-outs exceeding one week’s duration, by country. Labour relations and human rights Fully reported
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. Safety and health communication Fully reported
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by region. Workforce profile and diversity; Safety performance; Health performance Fully reported
LA8 Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseases. Safety and Health Fully reported
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. Not reported Not reported
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. Training and development Fully reported
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. Attraction, retention and engagement; Training and development Fully reported
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews. Training and development Fully reported
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity. Attraction, retention and engagement Fully reported
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. Not reported Not reported
Product Responsibility Performance
  Product Responsibility Management Approach Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures. Not reported Not reported
PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services, by type of outcomes. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates; Environmental performance Fully reported
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. Stakeholder engagement summary Fully reported
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Not material NA
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship, by type of outcomes. Not material NA
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. Transport of Prominent Hill concentrates Fully reported
Social Performance
  Social Management Approach CEO letter; Stakeholder engagement; Our people; Safety and health strategy; Community engagement Fully reported
SO1 Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting. Not reported Not reported
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption. Not reported Not reported
SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anti-corruption policies and procedures. Not reported Not reported
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. Not reported Not reported
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. Industry associations Fully reported
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions by country. Refer to our sponsorship policy available on our website Fully reported
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practises and their outcomes. Not reported Not reported
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. Compliance Fully reported
Mining and Minerals Sector Supplement
MM1 Identify those sites where the local economic contribution and development impact is of particular significance and interest to stakeholders (e.g. remote sites) and outline policies with respect to assessing this contribution. Relevant information includes:
  • percentage of goods, materials and services purchased locally;
  • percentage of workforce from local communities;
  • Investment in public infrastructure and its maintenance; and
  • Compensation payments.
Socio-economic contributions Fully reported
MM2 Value added disaggregated to country level. Socio-economic contributions Fully reported
MM3 The number/percentage of sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans and the number/percentage of sites with plans in place. Also include criteria for deciding that a biodiversity management plan is required and the key components of a plan. Biodiversity Fully reported
MM4 Percentage of product(s) derived from secondary materials. Not material NA
MM5 Describe policies for assessing the eco-efficiency and sustainability attributes of products (e.g. recyclability, material use, energy use, toxicity). Not material NA
MM6 Describe approach to management of overburden, rock, tailings and sludges/residues including;
  • assessment of risks;
  • structural stability of storage facilities;
  • metal leaching potential; and
  • hazardous properties.
Waste Management Fully reported
MM7 Describe significant incidents affecting communities during the reporting period and grievance mechanisms used to resolve the incidents and their outcomes. The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and indigenous peoples and their outcomes. Community engagement Fully reported
MM8 Describe programs in which the reporting organisation has been involved that addressed artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) within company areas of operation. Number (and percentage) of company operating sites where artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) takes place on, or adjacent to, the site; the associated risks and the actions taken to manage and mitigate these risks. Land management and biodiversity Fully reported
MM9 Describe resettlement policies and activities. Sites where resettlements took place, the number of households resettled in each and how their livelihoods were affected in the process. Not reported Not reported
MM10 Number or percentage of operations with closure plans, covering social, including labour transition, environmental and economic aspects. Describe Company policy, stakeholder engagement processes, frequency of plan review and amount and type of financial provision for closure. Closure planning Fully reported
MM11 Describe process for identifying local communities’ land and customary rights, including those of indigenous peoples, and grievance mechanisms used to resolve any disputes. Social performance Fully reported
MM12 Describe approach to identifying, preparing for and responding to emergency situations affecting employees, communities or the environment. Include a description of the nature of existing skills, teams who respond to emergency situations, training, drills, review processes and community involvement. Safety and health – emergency response team Fully reported
MM13 Number of new cases of occupational disease by type. Describe programs to prevent occupational disease. Health performance Fully reported

 

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