Environment

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We believe that nature and the environment belong to all people and to future generations. Environmental protection is a fundamental principle at FIJV, and we take pride in our environmental code of ethics.

Our environmental management approach includes consulting experts for precise identification and assessment of environmental considerations throughout our entire operations, from exploration through development, construction and operation.



It is our priority to avoid or minimise the impacts of our operations on the environment. Our environmental avoidance and management strategies include:

  • Avoiding the exploration of resources adjacent to or within the boundaries of World Heritage-listed properties, unless the proposed activity is compatible with World Heritage values;
  • Avoiding the exploration of resources adjacent to or within the boundaries of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) protected areas categories I to IV, unless implemented via a plan that meets regulatory requirements;
  • Avoiding any activities that would advocate the extinction of IUCN Red List of Threatened Species;
  • Avoiding any activity that is prohibited by the State and Commonwealth Governments under the State Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and associated regulations; and
  • Where an activity may potentially impact the environment, providing a comprehensive environmental management plan that considers all necessary measures.

Our mission is to provide a long-term and sustainable supply of magnetite iron ore to the global steel market through the development and operation of responsible magnetite iron ore mining operations and concentrate plants in the mid-west region of WA.

As manufacturers consider alternatives to traditional hematite processing, we aim to utilise magnetite resources, with comparatively less waste and decreased carbon emissions, to meet the growing global market for a cleaner steel industry.

Yalgoo’s relatively close proximity to Geraldton and the site characteristics of both mines will facilitate us reducing emissions from our operations through the construction of a slurry pipeline from the mine site to Geraldton Port, enabling effective and low emission transportation of the product. It also allows us the ability to utilise the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline network for gas supply, further reducing emissions.

Our project also includes the proposed construction of a dewatering plant for product dewatering at Geraldton Port, and return of the reclaimed water to the mine for reuse in the processing plant. We also intend to decrease water consumption in the concentrate plants through various process innovations, waste and tailing management methods, working to lower consumption and protect this precious resource.