Our approach

We carefully consider the potential environmental impact of our activities and how local communities might be affected during the lifetime of a project.

We aim to comply with all applicable environmental regulations, continually improve our performance and prepare for future challenges and opportunities. We use external standards and guidelines, such as those developed by the World Bank and its International Finance Corporation, to inform our approach.

We follow global environmental standards for managing our emissions, minimising our use of fresh water and conserving biodiversity. Within our operations, we also focus on reducing energy use, flaring less gas and preventing spills and leaks of hazardous materials.

When planning new major projects, we carry out detailed environmental, social and health impact assessments (see Embedding sustainability into projects).

As a member of the Natural Capital Coalition, we continue to follow work on the evolving concept of natural capital – the value of nature to people, society, business and the economy.