Western Areas strives for continuous improvement of our environmental management systems. These systems are designed to prevent activities and/or conditions that negatively impact the environment. Environmental management is audited by external parties on a regular basis.
As a stakeholder of the Great Western Woodlands we are committed to biodiversity conservation and continue to actively support conservation of endangered fauna endemic to our operations. Current conservation programs include;
- Sponsorship of the Perth Zoo Western Quoll (Chuditch) enclosure assists the zoo to improve the viability of the endangered species through breeding programs, conservation based research and conservation education aimed at changing attitudes that impact on the conservation status of wild populations.
- Financial support for the Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group Inc. assists the local community in dealing with the serious environmental and economical threat posed by feral animals in the area, particularly wild dogs.
- Financial and logistical support for the WA Museums research into the ecology of the Endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris).
- In May 2015, Western Areas entered into a five year agreement with the Department of Parks and Wildlife to support their Western Shield wildlife program. The program aims to recover native animal populations through broad scale baiting to reduce the threat of foxes and feral cats.
Western Areas undertakes voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risks and opportunities through the international Carbon Disclosure Project. Participation in the CDP provides a valuable tool for analysis of climate change related aspects of our environmental performance. Western Areas also reviews operations energy consumption and aims to improve energy efficiency through continuous improvement initiatives.
Recent Reports and Management Plans
Western Quoll Henrietta living at the core yard at Forrestania