PanAust recognises that it has an important role to play in improving the lives of current and future generations.

PanAust recognises that sustainable business development is essential for our ongoing success. We strive to ensure that our activities are financially profitable, technically appropriate, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

Our sustainability policy

The Company’s Sustainability Policy clearly outlines the Company’s commitment to preserving and enhancing the environmental, social, technical and financial elements of the business.

International standards and independent audits

PanAust measures its sustainability performance against international standards and commissions independent audits based on the Equator Principles and the International Finance Corporation’s Policy on Social and Environmental Sustainability. PanAust uses an Enterprise Risk Management process to identify all key material risks and audits and/or reviews against those risks are carried out regularly.

Minerals Council of Australia

PanAust is an associate member of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and a signatory to its ‘Enduring Value – The Australian Minerals Industry Framework for Sustainable Development’.

International Council on Mining and Metals

PanAust aligns with the intent of International Council on Mining and Metals principles on Climate Change Policy Design.

International Cyanide Management Code

PanAust is a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code which promotes the responsible use of cyanide in gold mining. The Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation process plant was designed to be compliant with the Code.

International forums

PanAust regularly presents at international forums on its leading practice management of acid generating material (acid rock drainage [ARD]).

Each year, PanAust reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.