The exhaust gas, wastewater and industrial waste emitted from business operations can exert a significant negative impact on biota and ecosystems as a whole. We are minimizing such an impact by strictly adhering to emission-related regulations enforced in each country and region in which we operate to counter the negative effect of our industrial activities.
The open-pit mining of coal involves the excavation of surface soil to extract coal from underground reserves. This inevitably exerts a negative impact on biodiversity. However, we are ensuring that the impact of mining on the environment is as minimal as possible via mining site rehabilitation. Specifically, once mining is completed at a site, we ensure that the site is refilled and the native plant species are reinstated to again thrive, with the aim of restoring the site’s biodiversity. In addition, we are engaged in these endeavors in line with the concept on Land Use Change presented below.
We have disclosed data on our coal mines in Australia, including areas that have been subject to drilling and rehabilitation. We will continue these and other efforts in the course of mining operations.
|Category||2017 results||2018 results||2019 results||2020 forecast|
|A. Mining sites||1337.8||1300.5||1433.9||1499.4|
|B. Unrehabilitated sites||1179.1||1062.3||1338.6||1196.5|
|C. Completed preparation for rehabilitation||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|D. Sites currently undergoing rehabilitation||158.7||238.2||263.7||302.9|
|E. Rehabilitated sites||None||None||None||None|