The Environmental Management System forms part of Austral’s long-term goal in managing significant environmental impacts. The system assists sites in identifying environmental impacts, objectives and targets, operational and emergency procedures, responsibilities, reporting structures, and continual improvement. Austral is committed to lowering its carbon footprint, reducing levels of waste and becoming more sustainable, evident through current environmental statistics, audit results and the positive attitude of employees and subcontractors towards environmental management and sustainability.
Being energy efficient and planning for a clean energy future are fundamental elements in the Austral vision for current and future projects. Ensuring the business is more efficient and sustainable will have a positive effect on the environment, but more importantly will teach employees, contractors and visitors long-term lessons about maintaining the current environment for tomorrow’s generation.