The company’s approach to sustainability is based on a modern definition of sustainable development, which is “ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.”
The South Island iwi of Ngai Tahu eloquently capture this principle in their vision:
Mō tātou,ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei: For us and our children after us.
Bathurst supports this vision and is committed to delivering positive outcomes for present and future generations through careful stewardship of its assets, resources and activities.
People, communities, environment
At the heart of the Bathurst family of businesses is the safety and wellbeing of its people, the communities in which it works, and sound environmental management.
As a miner, Bathurst is immersed in understanding environmental impacts through geological surveys, environmental planning, management of infrastructure, and extraction of natural resources, regeneration of natural landforms and habitats and reinvestment in the conservation estate.
In mid-2012, Bathurst was invited to join the Sustainable Business Council – a partnership between Business New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Forum and Business Council for Sustainable Development. The SBC is New Zealand’s peak business sustainability body.
In future, Bathurst Resources will report on its sustainable development progress, using the SBC’s framework for Sustainable Development Reporting (SDR), which takes into account economic, environmental and social impacts.
The Sustainable Business Council is a CEO led group of companies that catalyses the New Zealand business community to have a leading role in creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.