Glencore is committed to the health and safety of our communities, and responsibly managing the impacts of our operations.
Since 2010 we have invested almost $16 million in direct environmental initiatives at our Townsville Port operations as a part of our commitment to environmental stewardship.
Around $5 million was invested in dust management improvement works at Berth 8. This included fully enclosing the unloading, storage, handling and loading processes and installing dust suppression and capture along with air filtration at a number of key locations in the logistics chain.
We monitor air quality at the port via a network of sensors to effectively manage our environmental performance in line with our regulatory requirements.
We have committed another $17 million in current and future environmental improvement initiatives, including the installation of a water treatment plant to capture and treat storm water on site.