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Operating on the coast of Halifax Bay and adjacent to a World Heritage Area, the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery manages a 2464-hectare land holding of beachfront, mangroves, coastal swale and savannah grasslands.

As part of the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery’s commitment to minimising our impact to the environment, we strive to ensure all our activities are conducted in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner. We are committed to measuring, understanding and reducing the environmental impacts of our business activities and to continually improve our environmental performance.

To reinforce consistency in our management practices we have adopted the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001. Our aim is to promote continuous improvement in all environmental areas beyond mere compliance with regulations and standards. In 1999, the Refinery became the first nickel operation in the world to gain international certification (ISO14001) through independent third party audit of our Environmental Management System.

Our team of environmental scientists work with government agencies to help ensure the Refinery’s environmental performance meets State and Federal Government requirements.

Site Standards

Brolga Mine Environmental Management Plan

Brolga Mine Environmental Policy

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