Demonstrating Environmental Responsibility
Protecting the Smallest Inhabitants Where we Operate
In April 2017, Ambatovy reintroduced more than 1,500 Golden Mantella (Mantella Aurantiaca), an endemic and endangered frog species, in the breeding ponds located in the conservation areas surrounding the mine site in partnership with Mitsinjo Association.
We understand that mining and energy production involve disturbing the natural environment. Our overriding approach to demonstrating environmental responsibility is to avoid impacts wherever we reasonably can, and ensure that any we create are minimized, managed and remediated. In this way, we can limit our impacts, while seeking innovative ways to support environmental protection.
In 2017, we:
- Achieved zero high-severity environmental incidents across the business.
- Improved environmental reporting and transparency for waste and water by adding new indicators on impacts.
- Achieved an overall reduction of 4% in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2016.
- Moa achieved a 13% reduction in energy consumption due to the new acid plant in operation.