All members of the Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance are committed to operating in a way that embraces the concepts of sustainability; environmentally, socially and economically.
In doing so, member companies are working to develop sound relationships with employees, co-land holders, indigenous groups, Government and non government organisations and are committed to ensuring all activities meet or exceed their legal and social requirements.
In accordance with best management practice, member companies have adopted a range of policies to ensure sound environmental practice.
You can see this commitment to the environment in real terms, with members conducting extensive environmental research on rare flora and fauna species, particularly in the Banded Iron Formation (BIF) ranges in the region.
Prior to exploration for mining in the region, relatively
little survey and research work had been undertaken, so the information they are gathering is integral to effectively and sustainably managing the environment.
Read the GIOA's Guiding Principles for Sustainable Mining:
Read about the impact of mining on the Banded Iron Formations:
Read about the guiding principles for minor works in the Banded Iron Formation Ranges:
Minor Works in Banded Iron Formation Ranges - Key Principals (66.43 Kb)
Read about the use of water in iron ore mining: