We ship material between our sites all over the world For example bauxite and

We ship material between our sites all over the world

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We ship material between our sites all over the world. For example, bauxite and alumina from Australia, and heavy minerals from Madagascar, travel for processing and smelting to our facilities in Canada. This travel can affect global waters and marine life. We invest in marine research to assess and address these impacts. Air Biodiversity 2016 85 94 88 60 57 6 8 6 6 6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 2014 2015 2017 SRRC point sources 2018 Particulate (PM 10 ) emissions (000 tonnes) 62.8 The sum of the categories may vary to the total figure due to rounding. Emissions from stationary sources such as smelters, refineries, roasters and concentrators (SRRC point sources). Fugitive sources Other point sources 2018 Sustainable development report 21
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RUNNING A SAFE, RESPONSIBLE AND PROFITABLE BUSINESS: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT BIODIVERSITY CONTINUED Some of our sites are close to migratory bird paths. Dampier Salt , Oyu Tolgoi, Richards Bay Minerals and QIT Madagascar Minerals work with bird conservation organisations, such as Birdlife International and their local partners, to document populations and ensure the protection of important bird areas. In 2018, we won an Australian Mining Prospect Award for Excellence in Environmental Management for our project in Parker Point in the Pilbara, Australia, where we built an artificial reef and translocated a coral colony. In 2018, we paid environmental fines totalling $284,683 covering: In Canada, non-compliance with a sanitation certificate and multiple spillages of diesel at a port terminal In Mongolia, the death of four gazelles (through collision and drowning) and rehabilitation in an area that was previously used for community wood distribution In the US, for the settlement of multiple instances of water quality related releases from 2003 to 2017 Due to rounding, the sum may not total 100%. 2018 Waste performance data 47 1,690 75 1,671 46 1,681 44 1,144 31 855 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Hazardous and non-hazardous waste (million tonnes) 886 130 288 82 201 306 228 110 219 123 151 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Non-Mineral Hazardous Non-Mineral Non-Hazardous (‘000 tonnes) 274 Mineral Hazardous Mineral Non-Hazardous Hazardous waste: All wastes which regulation has determined to be hazardous or where a business has made a determination in the absence of appropriate local laws. Mineral waste by disposal location (%) In pit backfill: 20% Rock dumps: 57% Tailings dams: 17% Storage: 2% Ocean/River/Lake: 2% Others: 1% Non-mineral waste by disposal location (%) Landfill off site: 29% Landfill on site: 29% Other: 23% In-pit backfill: 6% Incineration: 4% Storage: 10% 22 2018 Sustainable development report
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RUNNING A SAFE, RESPONSIBLE AND PROFITABLE BUSINESS: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT Working with non-managed assets We hold interests in companies and joint ventures that we do not manage and control. In 2018, the two largest were the Grasberg copper-gold mine in Indonesia, managed by PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan (divested in December), and the Escondida copper mine in Chile, managed by BHP. We work closely with our partners in these larger joint ventures through formal governance structures and technical exchanges to learn and improve performance. In
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