Sustainability 2015

Sustainability / Environment

Environment

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:: Highlights  
   
 
  • Improved particulate matter emissions following plant upgrades
 
  • Industry-focused air-quality training to improve the understanding of kiln emissions
 
 
  • All PPC operations with listed activities issued with atmospheric emission licences
 
  • Amended waste licences that reflect the nature and scale of on-site waste activities
 
 
  • Approved agreement to source waste tyres as alternative fuel
 
  • Approved expansion to unlock 15 years of limestone reserves
 
 
  • Approved authorisation to construct a milling facility near Harare
 
  • Environmental and social impact assessment initiated in Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
   
:: Challenges  
 
  • Delays in issuing water-use licences and various regulatory amendments
 
  • Carbon tax has been delayed to the 2016 financial year
 
 
  • Resource constraints have restricted the implementation of energy management systems
 
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Long -term -focus

Long-Term Focus On Environmental Issues

With the intent to reduce our environmental footprint steps have been taken to create positive outcomes in recognition of challenges. Amongst these challenges PPC recognises the importance of climate change, management of water and energy and is committed to positive influences in the long term.
   
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Energy Policy

In acknowledging that PPC operations are an energy intensive business, PPC has committed to developing energy and carbon management programmes throughout the organisation and aims to source 10% of its energy requirements from renewable or alternative sources by 2017.
   
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Community Interaction

Committed to empowering communities through transparent dialogue focussed on key environmental aspects, biannual environmental stakeholder meetings continue to convene at all PPC sites, as well as operations in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
   
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Water Resource Management

PPC remains committed to managing water efficiently despite the complex water-use licensing process and continues to identify opportunities to improve water use at all operations, as reflected by upgrades to operations that have affected further water savings.
   
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Waste Management

By acquiring amended waste licencing for PPC De Hoek and Riebeeck such revisions will allow for the co-processing of alternative materials such as tyres and biomass. PPC continues to implement recycling programmes across South African operations.
   
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Mine Rehabilitation/Biodiversity

In recognition of proactive land and resource stewardship, most of the PPC operations are in non-sensitive environments, ranging from wheat farming to peri-urban areas. Rehabilitation is concurrent with mining operations and rehabilitated land is leased in exchange for farming land required for on-going mining.

 

  

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