"With over 400 sites worldwide supplying a range of explosives, initiating systems and chemicals, we know our environmental performance and compliance at our operating sites is critical to retaining the support of local communities and our
global reputation as a responsible market leader.That is why we seek to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations.
Meeting this commitment is a key element in maintaining shareholder value and the return from long-term investments in production assets. It also underpins our ability to secure uninterrupted supply for our customers by minimising the risks of adverse regulatory intervention.”
Vice President, Safety, Health, Environment & Security
In 2016, Orica revised the global Environment Standard which details the minimum performance requirements for environmental management across all our operations, including a requirement for site specific Environmental Management Plans (EMPs).
Introduced in 2014, EMPs are a key tool that build environmental awareness and documents both the environmental impacts and regulatory requirements of our operations. The EMPs are reviewed on an annual basis and in 2016, we commenced an update of the EMP templates to align to the requirements of ISO14001:2015. The rollout of the updated EMP template will continue throughout 2017 as the new Environment Standard is released and embedded in our operations.