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Sipa accepts the responsibility for, and values the safety and health of all our employees, contractors, and visitors to our sites. Our aim is to provide an environment that is free from accident and industrial disease. We believe this can be achieved by:
The culture will be formed on the basis of:
The Sipa Board, Management, Employees, Contractors and Visitors all have a duty of care to themselves and to each other to adhere to this Policy, which is by definition, dynamic and requies continuous improvement. I tiwll be reviewed at least every two years on its anniversary in consultation with the involvement of all personnel.
We have a responsibility to conduct our business for the maximum benefit of all involved - that is, our shareholders, employees, contractors, and for all people in the wider community that our activities affect. That responsibility includes a corporate, communal and statutory duty to provide a safe, healthy and considerate environment for all who work on our exploration and office sites. The results of this duty should exceed expectations of regulations and industry practice. Our exploration activities throughout Australia are conducted within traditional Aboriginal lands - much of which is presently subject to Native Title Claim. We are committeed to ensuring that all issues relationg to Aboriginal Culture and Heritage are dealth with in consultations with Traditional Owners and relevant Land Councils from a position of openness and flexibility with Claimants and within the Legislative framework. We believe that our operations should inolve mutually beneficial contributions to nearby communities - particularly if it is possible to assist in the education of children and adolescents and the wellbeing of the elderly, as well as participation in community social and recreational activities.
One inevitable consequence of mining and of some aspects of mineral exploration is disturbance of the environment. Sipa commits:
We believe this commitment is a natural responsibility, not a burden imposed by regulatory authorities - hence we believe our efforts and results should exceed statutory and best industry practices.