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ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Principles and Purpose

Neometals Ltd accepts its responsibility to take all appropriate measures to respect the environment and mitigate risks to the environment arising by reason of the Group’s activities.  This includes the risk of impact upon the climate arising by reason of the Group’s activities.

Neometals Ltd is committed to developing, maintaining and improving standards and practices to reasonably meet this responsibility.

Everyone’s Responsibility

Environmental respect and care is the responsibility of everyone:

  • each person who works for, contracts with or does business with Neometals Ltd;
  • Neometals Ltd by dedicating appropriate human, financial and managerial resources to achieving the Company’s strategic and business objective environmental outcomes.

Acceptance by Personnel of that responsibility is a fundamental term of their engagement with Neometals Ltd. 

Implementation of this policy is the responsibility of management under the oversight of the Company Secretary, reporting to the CEO as well as periodically to the Board Risk Committee on behalf of the Board.

Objectives and Targets

Neometals Ltd will set objectives and targets with the aim of reducing:

  • the likelihood; and
  • the severity of consequence,

of environmental risks.

Neometals Ltd will measure performance against such objectives and targets by analysing outcomes and implementing risk mitigation initiatives with a view to continuous improvement of performance outcomes.

Contractors and Subcontractors

All Personnel, including contractors to the Group, and their subcontractors and employees, are expected to observe and comply with the environmental respect and care standards and practices developed in the terms of this policy.

Specific Environmental Matters

Neometals Ltd commits:

  • Legislative and regulatory compliance) to complying with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • (Environmental Management Plans) to preparing environmental management plans, as appropriate, for each relevant site where Neometals Ltd undertakes its business, including in consultation with Personnel involved at the relevant site, to manage the achievement of the principles and purpose set out in this policy at that site.
  • (Risks) to: performing risk assessments to identify relevant risks associated with environmental care and sustainability; implementing control and/or risk mitigation initiatives to reasonably address such risks.
  • (Education and Training) to continuing environmental awareness, education and training programs as well as appropriate initiatives to:
  • minimise the incidence of risk to the environment arising from Neometals Ltd’s activities; mitigate the consequences of environmental harm arising; and build the capability of Personnel to appropriately address environmental risks and deal with the consequences of such risks.
  • (Reporting) to encouraging the reporting to relevant officers within Neometals Ltd with responsibility for environmental care and sustainability of all relevant environmental harm: risks; and incidents; to facilitate the delivery of the aims and objectives of this policy.
  • (Monitoring and Evaluation) monitoring and evaluation of Neometals Ltd’s policies/practices, and their implementation, to achieve the aims and objectives of this policy with a view to continuous improvement of environmental performance outcomes.
  • (Emergencies) to plan for Neometals Ltd and Personnel to effectively deal with relevant environmental risk emergencies that may arise so as to mitigate the consequences of such risks.
  • (Budgetary Business Planning support) to appropriate sufficient budgetary and business planning support and resources to achieving the principles and purpose of this policy.

Policy Review

This policy will be the subject of periodic review (and as appropriate recommended revision) by management, reporting to the Board via the Board Risk Committee, to ensure the policy at least meets contemporary industry standards and practices as well as the delivery of the policy’s principles and purpose.

FITNESS FOR WORK POLICY

Statement

Neometals Ltd. is committed to provide a safe working environment for personnel, contractors and visitors in order to perform job tasks without causing unacceptable risks to the health and safety of themselves, others, or to the integrity of operations.

Each employee, contractor and visitor is responsible for ensuring they are fit to perform the duties without imposing unacceptable risks to the health and safety of themselves, others, or our operations.

Fitness for Work issues that may affect performance and safety include:

  • work related injury or illness;
  • stress and fatigue;
  • physical or mental deterioration or disability;
  • non work-related injury or illness;
  • influence of prescription, non-prescription, illegal drugs or alcohol.

Commitment

Personnel are ‘fit for duty’ in order to perform job tasks without causing unacceptable risks to the health and safety of themselves, others or to the integrity of operations.

Measures are taken to evaluate the job risks associated with personnel who are assessed as ‘not fit for duty’ and to minimise those associated risks.

Measurement

Neometals Ltd. ensures implementation of this Policy by:

  • Ensuring that personnel are assessed as to their physical ability and capability to undertake required tasks with minimum risks to themselves, others, or the operation;
  • Carrying out assessments before commencement of work, and randomly, or upon discovery of information suggesting that there is an inability to safely perform job tasks;
  • Coordinating affected personnel and supervision in a manner that develops the most advantageous and feasible application of risk minimisation measures;
  • Performing assessments and the implementation of mitigation measures in a manner that is respectful of affected personnel and includes objective professional advice;
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained for all ‘fit for duty’ assessment and implementation of mitigation measures;
  • Reviewing and updating this document periodically and ensuring this Policy is available to all personnel and interested parties.

Responsibility

This Policy and its supporting plans, procedures and guidelines apply to all personnel, contractors and visitors involved in Neometals Ltd. operations.

INDIGENOUS

Statement

Neometals recognises the historical connection between the Aboriginal people and the Australian land and that Aboriginal people have been custodians and stewards of this land for thousands of years.

Neometals therefore recognises the importance of ensuring that Aboriginal people are directly benefitted by development of this land.

Neometals is committed to ensuring that Aboriginal people are engaged in direct employment or contractual employment while the Company mines Australian mineral resources.

Neometals is committed to ensuring that appropriate training and mentoring is provided to Aboriginal people who have an interest in being involved in the Company’s operations.

Neometals is committed to supporting local aboriginal community initiatives that aim to improve opportunities for local aboriginal people.

Neometals has committed to collaborating with Native Title holders on a regular basis to monitor and ensure that the interests of Aboriginal people are being attended to in areas that are affected by the company’s operations.

INJURY MANAGEMENT

Statement

Neometals Ltd. is committed to preventing illness and injuries at work by providing a safe and healthy working environment that protects the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees, contractors and visitors to its operations.

Commitment

We strive towards eliminating personal injury. However, if personal injury occurs, Neometals Ltd. concentrates on managing the injury and the rehabilitation process to provide support for the injured worked to achieve optimal recovery. Neometals Ltd. commit to reviewing and understanding the cause of every occurrence with steps being taken to prevent reoccurrence.

Neometals Ltd. will work closely with Contractors to ensure all injuries to contractor personnel are managed in accordance with this Policy.

Measure

Neometals Ltd. has developed and implemented an injury management policy which states that successful outcomes would be demonstrated by:

  • Complying with state legislation and regulations as a minimum and in all cases striving to achieve the best injury management outcomes for both the injured worker and the Company;
  • Complete and accurate reporting, recording and treatment of all personal injury;
  • Prompt commencement of the rehabilitation process in accordance with medical advice;
  • Proactive management of injuries from the time of injury to ensure optimal recovery;
  • Making suitable duties available to injured or ill workers to facilitate their safe and early return to work;
  • Respecting the confidential nature of medical information and ensuring there will be both verbal and written confidentiality;
  • Ensuring this Policy is communicated and available to all personal and interested parties;

Responsibility

This Policy applies to all personnel, contractors and visitors involved in Neometals Ltd. operations. Each employee, contractor and visitor is responsible for actively participating in and supporting this Policy.

OHS

Statement

All personnel have a fundamental right to a healthy and safe working environment, and expect to leave work at the end of the day/shift safe and well. Neometals Ltd. core values are ensuring the health and safety of our employees, our contractors and the public whilst protecting the environment. In return Neometals Ltd. expects personnel to care for themselves and the safety and health of fellow employees.

We uphold these values in the same way that we ensure the quality of our work – by implementing rigorous controls through every phase of our projects. Neometals Ltd. shall ensure that high standards of occupational health and safety protection commands equal prominence with other business considerations in the decision making process.

Statement

All personnel have a fundamental right to a healthy and safe working environment, and expect to leave work at the end of the day/shift safe and well. Neometals Ltd. core values are ensuring the health and safety of our employees, our contractors and the public whilst protecting the environment. In return Neometals Ltd. expects personnel to care for themselves and the safety and health of fellow employees.

We uphold these values in the same way that we ensure the quality of our work – by implementing rigorous controls through every phase of our projects. Neometals Ltd. shall ensure that high standards of occupational health and safety protection commands equal prominence with other business considerations in the decision making process.

Commitment

Personnel are ‘fit for duty’ and protected from all occupational injuries and illnesses and operations are conducted, at a minimum, in compliance with current applicable occupational health and safety legislation and Company-adopted best practice.

The management system and policies for occupational health and safety establish a process to develop objectives and targets that support continual improvement.

Measure

Neometals Ltd. ensures elements of its Occupational Health and Safety Management System are implemented by:

  • Mandating compliance with all relevant legislative, statutory and other requirements;
  • Providing adequate training, instruction and supervision and is consistent with job requirements to ensure that employees can perform their work in a safe manner;
  • Ensuring safe, effective systems of work to prevent all occupational injuries and illness and to avoid accidental damage or loss to equipment and materials;
  • Embedding a health and safety risk management system based on continuous improvement aimed at the elimination of work related injury and illness in all process, procedures and the way we manage our work;
  • Setting an example of leadership at all levels of management and hold managers accountable for their performance;
  • Fostering a positive safety culture with open communication with employees and interested parties to actively participate in the continuous improvement of our safety performance;
  • Reviewing and updating this document periodically and ensuring this Policy is available to all personnel and interested parties.

Responsibility

This Policy applies to all personnel involved in Neometals Ltd. operations. Each employee, contractor and visitor is responsible for actively participating in and supporting this Policy.

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