Sustainable development encompasses our approach to all areas of performance at QAL. It is not only applied to the environmental management of our operations, it includes contributing to the region's social wellbeing and stregthening the economic prosperity of our business and community while maintaining strong governance and integrity systems.
You can read the QAL Sustainable Development Report Card 2017 here.
Commitment to innovation
We invest in Research and Development to ensure leadership in alumina refining technology - improving technical capabilities for customers and minimising the environmental impact of our product.
We strive to continually improve with priority placed on safety and quality.
We work to promote recycling programs across all facets of our business.
Since June 2003 QAL have operated an onsite Waste Transfer Facility. The facility receives and sorts all QALs general waste streams to improve the proportion of waste able to be recycled or reused. By recycling and reusing waste in 2017, we have avoided the release of 1832 tonnes of CO2 which is equivalent to planting 6832 trees, or removing 458 cars off the road for one year.
We build active partnerships with our communities and other stakeholders based on mutual respect and sustainable benefit across generations.
Adopting a responsible approach ensures we gain and maintain our licence to operate. It means we provide confidence to our stakeholders, and improve our access to the resources, people and capital we need.
Our focus on sustainable development helps us to manage risks effectively, reduce environmental impacts, engage with our communities, decrease operating costs, provide additional business opportunities, attract high calibre employees and ensure their health and safety, and ultimately to deliver better returns for our shareholders.