Centamin is committed to the safeguarding of the environment, educating our employees and communities, and applying sound environmental management practices to minimise the risks of the environmental impacts of its operations to a reasonably practical level. Early recognition of potential environmental impacts from mining operations is essential. At Sukari, incorporating relevant indicators at the project design stage helped to avoid, prevent and mitigate potential environmental impacts and build effective controls into our facilities.
The environment is assessed, managed and protected in all mining phases starting from exploration.
WE AIM TO PREVENT, CONTROL AND MITIGATE OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HELP TO EDUCATE OUR WORKFORCE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON WAYS TO IMPROVE RESOURCE USAGE
The process of extracting gold from the ground inevitably results in significant environmental impacts. Environmental issues are important to our business and important to our stakeholders, for example ‘water pollution’ and ‘cyanide management’ ranked as two of the highest priority issues in our 2019 materiality assessment. From a business point of view, environmental liabilities constitute a major corporate risk factor, while increases in energy efficiency and water and waste recycling can lead to valuable day-to-day cost savings. Thus, it is in Centamin’s business interests to ensure these impacts are appropriately minimised and managed, and to act as a responsible environmental steward.