Argyle conducts its operations in ways that ensure environmental disturbances are minimised, and where possible are rehabilitated as soon as practical.
Activities at Argyle are assessed according to various project approvals provided by Government. Argyle complies with federal and state environmental legislation and policies.
Argyle operates under an environmental management system certified to the ISO14001 standard, which promotes continual improvement and ongoing review of environmental targets and performance.
Argyle's environmental management programme includes a range of projects to prevent, minimise, mitigate or remediate environmental impacts. The program encompasses functions such as:
- Conservation of natural resources to promote efficient use of water and energy.
- Protection of rare endangered or priority plant species to preserve the original flora and fauna of the area by use of a ’Permit to Clear’ system of control of land disturbance.
- Management of exotic species to eradicate non-native or destructive fauna and flora including feral cats, donkeys and weeds.
- Promoting environmental awareness throughout the workforce.
- Performance monitoring and measurement to monitor the effectiveness of environmental management programs including surface and groundwater quality, stream flow and vegetation growth on rehabilitated land.
- Protection of indigenous heritage sites.
Other activities of note that Argyle's environmental management system encompasses are rehabilitation, greenhouse emissions and waste and water.
Please see our latest Sustainable Development report.