To complete certification of all outstanding operations to the ISO14001 standard, and to extend the ISO14001 certification requirement to exploration activities so that these are certified by the end of December 2007.
To continue the development and implementation of a series of environmental guidelines to direct and improve the companys environmental performance.
To test, in association with appropriate external organisations, the use of the ICMMs Good Practice Guidelines in promoting the management of biodiversity-related issues within the company from exploration, through operation to closure.
To improve mine closure planning practices, through a review of current processes, comparison with international good practice and development of an appropriate guideline.
To continue to improve environmental data-gathering systems, and to produce this data in such a way as to allow meaningful comparison across the companys operations, and facilitate the setting of targets, corrective management action and reporting of environmental performance across the company.
To extend the use of geographical information systems (GIS) across the African region as a way in which to support the improvement of environmental performance.
To develop a system that will recognise and reward environmental performance
within the organisation.