Environmental policy

Mission Statement

MDC is comitted to:

  • Full compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Protecting the environment by applying proven operational and management practices to prevent pollution and mitigate impacts.
  • Transparent communication and engagement in relation to our environmental performance with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Striving for continual improvement of our environmental performance, with Board and Executive level oversight of this performance.

To meet the requirements of our mission statement, we commit to:

  • We will comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and
  • We are committed to establishing and maintaining management systems to identify, monitor and control the environmental aspects of our
  • We require our employees to undertake training to ensure they are complying with best industry practices and all applicable environmental laws, regulations and
  • We recognize the increasing awareness within our industry of climate change and the need to participate in solutions that address the long-term impact of climate change, including where feasible, the reduction of green-house gas emissions.
  • Use energy and other natural resources, as efficiently as
  • Minimise our use of water, control and manage our impacts on water quality, and engage with stakeholders including local communities to ensure sustainable management of water resources for the benefit of all local
  • Protect and conserve biodiversity, protect flora and fauna as far as practicably possible, and aim for zero net negative impact where practicable, particularly for sensitive or protected
  • Strive for the highest quality of waste management, avoid the release of substances which, by themselves or through their manufacturing process, are damaging to the environment and encourage recycling. We will adopt environmentally-friendly products, processes and technologies as they become available and economically viable.

In carrying out this policy, we will:

  • Consistently and transparently assess our climate-related risk and manage our emissions and invest in clean energy sources based on this assessment, and in balance with our commitments to support social and economic
  • Educate and encourage our employees, sub-contractors and host communities to be environmentally responsible and to share environmental experiences and
  • Encourage our partners, contractors and suppliers to implement effective Environmental Management Systems and integrate environmental best practices within their
  • Strive for environmental protection and continual improvement of our environmental performance.