Mining companies have a statutory obligation to provide for the planning and funding of mine closure activity and
Sustainability has supported Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd (Cliffs) with their Yilgarn Operations.
Sustainability has worked with Cliffs to provide a third party review of their mine closure estimates and this work included: –
- Analysing Cliffs closure cost estimation techniques.
- Comparing Cliffs closure cost estimation techniques against industry best practice.
Following completion of our analysis, we presented Cliffs with a report which included an assessment of Cliffs current approach, recommendations to improve the process and suggested actions to address these recommendations.
This is one of a number of jobs completed over the years for Cliffs who have been extremely happy with Sustainability’s work.
Cliffs Environmental Superintendent / Manager Environment – Operations, Jeremy Shepherdson has been quoted as saying “I have used the services of Sustainability for a number of years and have always been happy with the results. I have found their consultants to be knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and they really listen to the needs of the client.”
Closure planning needs to be established early in the mine life and included in management considerations.