Respect for the environment is a core Company value and is at the forefront of business strategy, decision-making, and day-to-day operations.

From exploration to development, throughout operations and into closure, PanAust endeavours to limit its impact on the natural environment. The Company does this by complying with at a minimum, host country legal requirements and through the effective management of mine waste, efficient use of resources and progressive rehabilitation of land.

Annual audits against the International Finance Corporation's Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and the PanAust Sustainability Standards are completed for both its Operations in Laos.