We set targets and make plans and decisions to meet our targets
Each year, our business undertakes a planning cycle to determine our activities and priorities for the ensuing five years.
Our sustainable development commitment asks us to consider the health and safety of our people, strive for operational excellence, maintain a strong commitment to our people and neighbours, manage our interaction with the environment well, ensure we are a preferred supplier in target markets and maximise value for our shareholders.
Our targets reflect our desire to be a leader in these areas. To ensure sustainable development thinking is part of everything we do, these targets are documented in our business strategic map.
During 2010, our strategic map was updated to better reflect our business priorities. As a result, there is a minor change of strategic areas from 2010 to 2011.
2010 sustainable development targets
|Strategic area||Indicator||Target||2010 result||Comment|
|Health, safety and environment||All injury frequency rate||5% reduction on 2009 rate||Target achieved||Read more|
|Occupational illness||Zero||Target achieved||Read more|
|People||Employee turnover rate||Less than 20%||Target achieved||Read more|
|Environment and communities||Fresh water consumption||399 litres per tonne of product*||Not achieved||433 litres per tonne of product achieved. |
|Greenhouse gas emissions||1.46 kg CO2-e per tonne of equivalent material moved (excluding fugitive emissions)||Not achieved||1.48 kg CO2-e per tonne of equivalent material moved (excluding fugitive emissions) achieved.|
|Climate change||Develop business processes to meet statutory greenhouse gas reporting requirements||Target achieved||Read more|
|Cultural heritage||Maintain a three year buffer aligned with 2010 mine plans||Target achieved||Read more|
|Operational excellence||Business improvement value generation||A$175 million||Target achieved||Read more|
|Financial strength||Infrastructure access||Rail and port requirements secured||Target achieved||Read more|
*In our 2009 sustainable development report, we reported a freshwater use target of 290 litres per tonne of product. Subsequent to the report's publication, we reviewed and confirmed a revised freshwater use target of 399 litres per tonne of product. Our freshwater use figures fluctuated significantly during 2009 and 2010 due to heavy rainfall received across a number of our mine operations. Freshwater is defined as 'used' once it enters our operations and is either used or intended to be used for coal mining and processing, including the collection, storage and management of rainfall, or water released from site that meets the quality definitions of freshwater.
2011 sustainable development targets
|Strategic area||Indicator||2011 target|
|Health, safety and environment||All injury frequency rate||5% reduction on 2010 rate (0.55)|
|Noise exposure||2013 target of 16% noise reducion from 2008 base line|
|Fresh water consumption||382 litres per tonne of product|
|Greenhouse gas emissions||1.75 tonnes CO2-e per tonne of equivalent material moved (excluding fugitive emissions)|
|People||Diversity||5% Indigenous employment by 2012 |
20% female employment by 2012
|Attraction and retention||Less than 15% professional staff turnover|
|Communities and government||Economic development||By 2013 develop and report against locally appropriate social performance indicators that demonstrate a positive contribution to the economic development of the communities and regions where we work|