Water is one of our most important sustainability issues. Learn how we work to manage water responsibly, including protecting water quality, collaborating with communities on fair use of water, and improving our water use efficiency.
Water is a key focus for our comprehensive sustainability strategy, which sets out short-term goals to 2020 and long-term goals to 2030 in six sustainability areas: Community, Our People, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Climate Change and Air.
We contribute to the balance between social, economic, recreational and cultural benefits of water resources, within ecologically sustainable limits.
For each of our sustainability focus areas, we established short and long-term goals out to 2030. We are currently working to achieve our 2020 short-term goals, and recently completed our 2015 goals.
Work within an informed understanding of ecological limits, regional issues, and demands on water resources to address:
Water Quality: Keep clean water clean, minimize water quality deterioration, and take care of affected water resources
Water Quantity: Minimize water use per unit of production and transition to alternative water sources
Water Stewardship: Contribute to water use planning in our areas of influence.
Our management and performance related to tailings management, including construction, operation, and ongoing monitoring of the various health, safety, and environmental risks and impacts associated with tailings storage facilities.
Our performance in environmental management, including compliance with environmental regulations and permits, and environmental assessments of our suppliers.