With one of our Company Values being 'Care for the Community and our Environment', we aim to minimise our impact on the environment through efficient management of our energy and water resources.
Our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Policy states that we will:
Sustainability targets (including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) for all our manufacturing sites are currently being set and are likely to be in place by the end of the 2012 financial year. These will align with our existing focus on running lean, energy efficient plants and will allow us to monitor how efficient our operations are, in environmental terms, at converting raw materials into final product.
Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL)'s Board of Directors has oversight on the environmental impacts arising out of the Company's activities. The Board's responsibilities in this area are outlined in the Charter of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee of the Board.
Our Executive Team, together with our Corporate Sustainability and Environmental teams, have responsibility for establishing environmental policies, setting targets and developing strategies. Within each business of IPL, operations staff and project teams are responsible for preparing and executing plans to achieve the targets and strategies.
Environmental managers are present to assist site management with day-to-day environmental management as they are ultimately responsible for the operation of their site. Our Company-wide induction process includes discussion and sign off on our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Policy for all new employees.
In FY2009/10, a central reporting system for health, safety and environmental data, SHAERS, was implemented, starting with our Australian sites. This is being implemented across all sites, with completion expected in the 2012 financial year. All Australian sites with employees, i.e. only manned sites, enter their energy use, water use and waste into the database. The data is then consolidated for reporting purposes.