OZ Minerals, Rex sign South Australia’s code of conduct

Prominent Hill operation at night. Image: OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals and Rex Minerals have committed to sustainable development in South Australia by being signatories to the state’s code of conduct.

The two companies join SIMEC Mining as signatories to the code of conduct, which was launched in March.

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)’s code of conduct covers ethical governance, sound risk management, stakeholder engagement, health and safety, employee rights, community development and environmental management.

SACOME’s code of conduct aims to shine a spotlight on resource companies committed to best practice and sector leadership, according to chief executive Rebecca Knol.

“OZ Minerals is a modern mining company focused on creating value for our key stakeholders. Signing SACOME’s code of conduct is a means of demonstrating our intent in this regard,” chief executive Andrew Cole said.

“Having a sound governance framework including publicly available performance standards is an important foundation for our company as we grow and as we develop a culture of collaboration and innovation.”

OZ Minerals operates the copper-gold mine at Prominent Hill and is developing one of Australia’s largest copper-gold resources at Carrapateena.

Rex Minerals is an ASX-listed company that is focused on delineating the copper-gold mineralisation at the Hillside project since its discovery in 2008, undertaking studies with a view to developing it.

“(The company) is pleased to meet the high standards of performance across the code of conduct’s principles and demonstrate our leadership and commitment to continuous improvement,” Rex chief executive Richard Laufmann said.

“This is an excellent initiative and one that we are proud to sign up to.”