Merdeka’s Environmental Policy incorporates a goal to be a leader in sustainable development and environmental conservation. To achieve this and to enhance our social and regulatory license to operate, Merdeka is committed to consistently applying effective environmental management practices to understand environmental risks and achieve excellence in our environmental performance.
All operations conduct environmental studies and assessments in accordance with regulatory environmental requirements. Subsequent permitting and licensing are managed to ensure these remain valid.
Environmental compliance is regularly monitored with monitoring programs in place for soil, water, and air to ensure there are no exceedances in regulatory threshold values. In addition, levels of waste, carbon dioxide generation, energy consumption and water use are all also measured.
Rehabilitation requirements are integrated into mine closure plans and progressive rehabilitation is monitored through the life-cycle of operations.