KAZ Minerals seeks to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and to increase environmental awareness amongst its employees, contractors and suppliers. The Group has an environmental policy which sets out its commitment to environmental protection, reduction of emissions and waste and efficient consumption of resources such as energy and water.
The Group conducts detailed environmental due diligence prior to the development of new mining projects and continually monitors the impact of its activities on the environment, publishing key performance indicators annually. Where possible, the Group aligns its environmental reporting with the GRI Standards which is a set of sustainability reporting standards published by the Global Reporting Initiative (‘GRI’). GRI is an independent organisation established in 1997 to create common standards for sustainability reporting by companies and governments.
The Health, Safety and Sustainability (‘HSS’) Committee is a Board Committee which is responsible for oversight of the Group’s environmental policies, reporting, standards and compliance. Senior management are responsible for the Group’s overall environmental performance.