Managing director's message
I am pleased to present Rio Tinto Coal Australia's sustainable development report for 2010.
Our vision is to lead the coal mining sector by being the best at what we do. To meet this challenge, we strive to act responsibly in all areas of our business and to maximise the long term value of our resources and relationships.
We have some major successes to celebrate from 2010. It was a year in which we achieved our best ever safety performance and cut 25,000 tonnes worth of greenhouse gas emissions through energy management programmes. We laid a significant marker as we strive to increase the diversity of our workforce, with targets for female and Indigenous employment.
While our overall number of environmental incidents has dropped, we are committed to working harder to manage our impacts on the environment and our neighbours.
Promoting sustainable practice makes good business sense, and ensures we make a valued contribution as a member of the community. We are focused on balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in our operations and decision making. In doing this, we aim to create genuine long term benefits from the way we operate, for our business and the communities around us.
Each of our employees has the responsibility to help us to improve the way we work every day by asking: is it the safest way to do something? Is it the most environmentally-friendly way to do something? Is it the healthiest way to do something? Is this the most cost efficient way to do something? Is it the most energy efficient way to do something?
We are always interested in your feedback, and if you have any comments or questions, please contact us.