Site report

Site report

Hail Creek Mine 2015 sustainable development report

Area

2013

2014

2015

Employees1

Male

815

734

703

Female

142

125

114

Total

957

859

817

Saleable production (million tonnes)

7.0

8.8 

9.5 

All injury frequency rate (AIFR)

0.83

0.74

0.50

Proportion of recycled water used (%)2

7

2

62.5

Proportion of non-mineral waste recycled (%) 65.5 58.8 50

Energy use (gigajoules per tonne of material moved)

0.017

0.017

0.016

Greenhouse gas emissions (kg CO2-e per tonne of equivalent material moved)

2.15

2.17

1.94

Annual rehabilitation (hectares)

11

140

23

Annual disturbance (hectares) (not including infrastructure area)

140

560

53

Community complaints 3 1 1

Community investment (A$)3

$693,437 

$241,000 

$1,376,158

Spend on suppliers (A$)

Local5

$195 million on 257 suppliers

$195 million on 236 suppliers

$95 million on 143 suppliers6

Rest of Queensland

$328 million on 280 suppliers

$205 million on 268 suppliers

$263 million on 341 suppliers

Rest of Australia

$242 million on 199 suppliers

$273 million on 175 suppliers

$240 million on 206 suppliers

1 Direct employees only – excludes category 1 contractors

2 Amendments to the tailings disposal system over the 2015 period have seen the return from the tailings area increase back to pre-2014 levels at Hail Creek. This has led to an increase of water recycling between 2014 and 2015.

3 Excludes management costs

4 Amendments to the previously reported 2014 community investment figure, as annual payment for the Wiri Trust Fund was actually made in 2015.This means two Wiri Trust Fund payments were made in 2015.

5 Local defined as Mackay, Sarina, Mirani and Nebo (postcode area).

6 Reduction in local spend is a combination of market competitiveness and restructuring of local supplier branches which has resulted in re-categorisation of local spend to regional spend.

More information about Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s sustainable development performance can be found in our 2015 Sustainable Development report.