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Villagers thank the Fushun Project, China, for pumping water for their crops, May 2012

Villagers thank the Fushun Project, China, for pumping water for their crops, May 2012

The systematic assessment of the potential environmental, health and social impacts is a fundamental part of the way we design our projects or any changes to existing facilities.

An impact assessment looks to identify the positive and negative impacts that can arise from our activities.

We familiarise ourselves with the environmental setting and regulations, consult with affected and interested parties, and plan from the earliest stages how we can reduce any impacts to an acceptable level and optimise the delivery of benefits.

We capture the goals we set in the impact assessment process in a management plan and must implement and track these through the life of the project or operation.

During operations we work to maintain good relations with communities and other interested parties and to find ways to continually improve our social and environmental performance.

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