Sustainable development

Sustainable development

It's a fact that must be envied by most industries - around 99 per cent of the energy Dampier Salt uses in the growing and processing of salt comes from the sun and wind.

We collect sea water, concentrate the salt through evaporation and harvest, wash and transport the salt to port. The concentration of sea water to salt is done through evaporation without producing any carbon dioxide.

This is a story we are proud to tell in a world that recognises greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to climate change.

But this is only one part of the story. We have a long term commitment to sustainable development that not only includes environmental stewardship but also social wellbeing and economic prosperity.

As part of Rio Tinto, we have strong governance systems supporting our sustainable development programme. We are guided by the Group's policies and standards.