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ABOUT BRADKEN

Sustainability

We believe in keeping our corporate sustainability in balance by taking into account our governance, environmental and social responsibilities.

By implementing this philosophy across all parts of our business we create and maintain value for our customers, employees, other key stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.

Environmental

At Bradken, we recognise that sustainability is critical to the future success and longevity of our business.  We realise the value in reducing our environmental footprint and helping our customers do the same. 

At Bradken, we recognise that sustainability is critical to the future success and longevity of our business.  We realise the value in reducing our environmental footprint and helping our customers do the same.  Not only does it make good business, but it’s the right thing to do.  We have an obligation to preserve and protect our environment not only for the current generation, but for future generations to come.

Reduce, Sustain, Grow

We will continually look for ways to Reduce any adverse impacts of our operations and products on the environment and the communities in which we operate.  This includes reducing our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and being more efficient with the use of natural resources and raw materials.

Sustain is about being disciplined as a business to fully embed and maintain the positive changes being made.   Growth comes from capturing the value of our reduced environmental footprint and helping our customers to do the same.

Our environmental responsibilities are integral to how we do business at Bradken, including complying with relevant legal and other requirements applicable to our operations.  All employees are expected to abide by our global policies and procedures in their day-to-day work.

At Bradken, we are committed to the prevention of pollution and reducing the impacts of our operations and products on the environment and communities in which we operate.

We have identified three key areas as part of our environmental management:  Energy and Emissions, Water Conservation, and Waste Generation. 

Energy efficiency is a high priority for Bradken.  We consume energy in the form of electricity, natural gas, diesel, liquified petroleum gas and petrol. Reducing our energy consumption will reduce our generation of greenhouse gas emissions.  We have a long-term environmental target of being carbon neutral and having net-zero operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.

Water consumption is a necessary part of our production and manufacturing processes.  Through understanding the processes that consume high volumes of water, we will identify and implement water conservation initiatives across our sites that reduce the consumption of this precious resource.

Bradken seeks to not only minimise the waste that it disposes to landfill, but minimise the total amount of waste it generates as a result of its activities.  Opportunities to avoid waste generation in the first instance are targeted.

A number of our sites hold external certification to ISO14001:2015, the globally recognised international standard for Environmental Management Systems. 

Sites currently holding this certification include Bassendean, Ipswich, Wodonga and Wundowie (Australia), Atchison and St Joseph (United States), Coimbatore (India) and Xuzhou (China). 

We currently have two sites; Coimbatore (India) and Xuzhou (China) also holding external certification to ISO50001:2018 Energy Management Systems.

Bradken is currently working on the development of an Integrated Management System (IMS) that will enable the certification of all other Bradken operational sites to not only ISO14001:2015, but the other ISO standards relating to safety management (ISO45001), and energy management (ISO50001:2018)

Bradken has a number of short-term (FY2020 – FY2022) targets that we monitor and use as a measure of our environmental performance.  These include:

  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit production

  • Reduction in water use per unit production

  • Reduction in waste generation per unit production

  • Waste to landfill rate

  • Emissions, water use and waste generation reduction at non-manufacturing sites

  • Renewable energy introduced in emerging countries, and

  • Promotion of a circular economy and increasing the reuse of our castings at the end of their life.

More recently, we have committed to the goal of becoming carbon neutral and having net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Our Climate Change Statement provides further information on this commitment.

Social

From our CEO through to individual employees working on site, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our people. 

From our CEO through to individual employees working on site, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our people. This is supported by a detailed, targeted and responsive health and wellbeing governance framework and management system.

Our goal is to provide:

  • a safe and healthy work environment

  • practical tools and techniques for the assessment and consideration of health and wellbeing issues

  • access to expertise and resources to implement and maintain our health and wellbeing policies, standards and procedures

As a global company Bradken is made up of an incredibly diverse workforce with people from a wide range of geographies, cultures and ethnicities. 

Our values of Customer, Challenge and Communication guide how we operate and drive us to be an inclusive organisation. We know we have  work to do in becoming a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive across genders, and so that is our focus for the next three years.

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At Bradken, we care about our people and our environment and strive to meet our social, environmental, and community obligations.

We care about the local communities in which we operate and continue to support these globally by:

  • managing our manufacturing operations in a safe and responsible manner

  • striving to minimise or eliminate all potential impacts on our neighbours

  • maintaining open lines of communication with neighbours, community groups and local authorities

  • providing support for a range of valuable community projects through our Respecting Our Communities Policy Statement and Building Better Communities program.

Governance

Our Executive Leadership Team and Board directs and monitors the business affairs of Bradken and is responsible for our overall corporate governance including leadership, and policies and practices designed to promote responsible management and conduct.

All Bradken manufacturing facilities offices are certified to the ISO9001 Quality Management System.

We are committed to continuous improvement through:

Customer Satisfaction We work closely with our customers to identify their needs and expectations and to check they have been fulfilled. Our policy is to provide all customers with products and services, which conform to contractual requirements and industry standards. Measurement of conformance prompts action to enable continual performance improvement.

Procedural Integration We maintain Corporate and Business operating procedures in a formal management system. The system has an integrated structure and demonstrates commitment to comply and continually improve the effectiveness of the management system.

International Compliance The Bradken Management System conforms to the requirements of International Quality System Standard ISO 9001 (2008) for all engineering and foundry facilities.

Management Responsibility Effective control is established through the use of formally documented procedures. These describe the responsibilities of all company representatives who have the authority to intercede in the performance of work to ensure that products and services are compliant.

Employee Responsibility The assurance of quality is fundamental to all work undertaken by Bradken and is practised by all employees in their daily activities. Quality goals are set each year for all employees under the management system.

The ongoing improvement of our productivity is a key priority for Bradken in maintaining a sustainable business.

We are working to measure our productivity growth over time and have built short, medium, and long-term productivity growth into our planning.

Our Executive Leadership Team and Board directs and monitors the business affairs of Bradken and is responsible for our overall corporate governance including leadership, and policies and practices designed to promote responsible management and conduct.

As a  Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) business we align with them and their governance systems in relation to finance, procurement and Information Technology.

Contributing to a “greener” mining environment.

We’re already taking steps to minimise our environmental impact.

Energy Sourcing - 75% now sourced from renewable resources e.g. wind, solar, hydro.

Mill Liner Recycled Material - >98% of our mill liners is from returned liners and recycled materials.

OUR MILL LINERS ARE HELPING TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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