Our responsibilities

The theme of sustainability extends across our whole business and underpins our actions, behaviours and activities. Our highest priority is to live up to our responsibilities as a global corporate citizen for the sustainability of the broad, common good. This means we support and practice equality and human rights, social justice, safety in the work place and sound environmental management.

Sustainability reflects, in part, the trust, obligations and responsibilities that are intrinsic in the various permissions that we receive to operate in Australia and any international jurisdictions. Such permissions are commonly subject to review and renewal, and so must be continually earned.

We believe that ultimately we are judged more by our actions, and by the consequences of those actions, than we are by our words. We are prepared to be independently and impartially judged by our actions. Our initiatives are determined within a framework of fundamental and common sense commitments to our employees, to our owners and to all those who have responsible interests in the conduct of our business.

We endeavour to excel as an example of committed, ethical corporate citizenship to governments, joint-venture partners, host communities, neighbours, employees and owners.

We respect the dignity of each individual and the rights of all individuals to pursue their ambitions.

We ensure that people on our project sites voluntarily work in safe and healthy conditions and receive fair remuneration.

We create opportunities, without discrimination, for individual improvement and advancement and for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience.

We believe that people have a right to clean air and water. We make responsible use of available resources, practice conservation, minimize the environmental intrusions of our business activities and satisfy all our environmental obligations. We regularly review our compliance with national laws and international standards and make improvements where identified. We are committed to best-practice management in environmental, health and safety matters.

We communicate openly, honestly and with sensitivity.

We respect the diversity of multicultural states and communities, and involve them in the planning and implementation of our projects.

We are not motivated by political considerations.