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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2013
24 Whitehaven Coal Limited Annual Report 2013 1 Sustainability Overview 1.3 HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT POLICY Whitehaven's Health Safety and Environment Policy, which was updated in 2012, outlines the Company's overall approach to these issues. "Whitehaven Coal intends to conduct business in a way that maintains a safe and healthy workplace for its workers, visitors and the surrounding community, and protects the environment in all stages of exploration, project development and construction, mining, processing and train loading. Whitehaven Coal aims to: • Achieve zero workplace injuries and illnesses. • Achieve zero plant and equipment damage. • Achieve zero environmental incidents. Whitehaven Coal will strive to achieve these goals by: • Considering health, safety, welfare and environmental matters when planning and completing work activities. • Consulting and communicating in a fair and e ective manner regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental matters. • Having in place processes for identifying hazards and eliminating or minimising health, safety, welfare and environmental risks and impacts. • Having in place processes for receiving and considering information regarding incidents, hazards, risks and impacts, and responding to that information in a timely way, including lessons applied and shared. • Working to improve safety and environmental performance through continuous improvement. • Providing an e ective injury management and return to work program for employees. • Complying with applicable health, safety and environmental legal and other requirements. • Providing workers with necessary health, safety, welfare and environmental information, instruction, training and supervision to allow for the safe performance of their work. • Making available for use, and using, health, safety, welfare and environmental resources and processes to implement and maintain the requirements of this Policy and associated health, safety, welfare and environmental management systems. • Verifying the availability and use of health, safety and welfare resources and processes."* *Excerpt from Whitehaven Coal Health Safety and Environment Policy
Annual Report 2012