Overview

  • Social and economic benefit to local communities (jobs and opportunities for partnerships with local business)
  • Improved local infrastructure
  • Impact on environment (minimised as far as possible)
  • Benefit to wider society and industry (products are used in a wide range of sectors)
Lost time injury frequency rate (1)
1.5

Why it is important

Safety is a key priority for the Group, with the LTIFR being one of the principal measures of performance.

Performance in 2016

The LTIFR of the Group in 2016 declined to 1.5 accidents with lost time per million hours worked.

1. The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate is the number of accidents with lost time during the year per million hours worked.

Water Consumption (2)
56.2m m³

Why it is important

Water is a precious resource and the Group is focused on maximising its efficient use and utilising the most sustainable sources as production grows.

Performance in 2016

Consumption of water increased during 2016, as two new operations were integrated into the Group, Antucoya and Zaldívar.

2. Water consumption relates to the mining division only.

Emissions (3)
3.67 tonnes

Why it is important

The Group recognises the risks and opportunities of climate change and the need to measure and mitigate its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions. The Group is investing in renewable energy projects both to address rising costs and as part of its approach to mitigate climate change.

Performance in 2016

Carbon emission intensity increased from 2015 primarily due to higher copper production at the Group’s operations.

3. Total CO2 emissions per tonne of copper produced. Data relates to the mining division only.