WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Resources

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Coal mining operations at the Curragh mine at Blackwater, Queensland.

Wesfarmers Resources is a significant Australian producer of metallurgical coal, supporting iron and steel-making industries across the globe. Its world-scale open cut mines also help meet society’s electricity needs through the supply of steaming coal for power generation.

Wesfarmers Resources own and operate the Curragh mine in Queensland, and has a 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla mine in New South Wales.

Wesfarmers Resources has a relentless commitment to being a reliable, flexible, sustainable and ethical business. It employs a total of 414 people, including 387 at the Curragh mine, with around 886 contractors working on site every month.

Wesfarmers  Resources revenue this financial year was $1,756 million, and total coal production for Curragh was 12.03 million tonnes and product was exported to Japan, South Asia, North Asia and Europe.

Wesfarmers Resources focused on the following material issues during the year:

  • Health and Safety
  • Community contributions
  • Climate change resilience
  • Diversity
  • Water
  • Customers
  • Governance
  • Rehabilitation

GRI: 102-9, 102-10