In 2015, Mount Isa Mines (MIM), our copper and zinc-lead-silver asset in North West Queensland, developed two new industry-leading online tools to provide the Mount Isa community with open and transparent information about our air quality management.
Supported by extensive environmental and health impact studies, the Queensland Government granted MIM an amended Environmental Authority (EA) in September 2015. The EA included lower air quality limits and required that we continue improving our environmental performance, including building on existing community awareness campaigns on air quality management in Mount Isa.
MIM created a smartphone app and an online real-time air quality portal to give the community a direct view of Glencore’s comprehensive air quality monitoring network. These tools were developed during 2015 and launched in early 2016; they provide information on our SO2 management activities, with air quality data uploaded hourly.
Since 2012, MIM has invested more than AUD5 million in air quality system improvements.
MIM monitors air quality 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with one of the most intensive air quality monitoring networks of any Australian city.