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Environment

Mining by its very nature has an impact on the environment. Tharisa aims to manage and mitigate its impacts in an environmentally responsible manner and to ensure the wellbeing of all stakeholders. Growing regulatory and social pressures, increasing demands for limited and threatened natural resources, and the changing costs of energy and water all highlight the business imperative of responsible environmental management.

Environment

Total energy consumption GJ

2 241 328
(2022: 2 238 622)

Total CO2 emission (Scope 1) tCO2e

123 555
(2022: 135 077)

Diesel used (M litres)

42
(2022: 42)

Tailings Volume (Mm3)

1.15
(2022: 1.37)

Tharisa utilises the Harvard Business School theory to measure our sustainable business practices by understanding the effect a business has on the environment and on society, with the goal of sustainable practice being to positively impact at least one of those areas. Tharisa encourages a balance between long-term benefits with immediate returns and the goal of pursuing inclusive and environmentally sound objectives. In doing this, Tharisa is committed to cutting emissions, lowering energy usage, sourcing products from fair-trade organisations, and ensuring their physical waste is disposed of properly and with a lower carbon footprint.

More on environment in our sustainability report 2023
Area rehabilitated by Tharisa