Freehill Mining Limited (A.C.N. 091 608 025) (Company or Freehill) is
committed to operating its business in a responsible and appropriate
manner, that protects the environment and ensures the safety of its
employees and contractors and protects the members of the communities in
which it operates.
This Health, Safety and Environment Policy (Policy) has been adopted by
the Company to provide a framework for achieving this objective.
Principles and Practices
The Company is committed to the following principles and practices.
- Acknowledging that the management of health, safety, and
environmental (HSE) issues is an integral part of the Company's business,
and should be incorporated into business planning and decision making
- Implementing and maintaining a systematic approach to risk
management in order to achieve the objectives outlined in this
- Complying with all applicable laws and regulations as a
minimum standard, and applying responsible standards consistent with this
Policy where laws do not exist.
- Working collaboratively and proactively with stakeholders
to develop and advance effective approaches to HSE management, and
communicating openly on HSE related issues.
- Continuously seeking ways to minimize the impact of our
exploration and production activities on the environment.
- Continuously identifying, reporting and evaluating risks,
threats, hazards and impacts to company operations that have the
potential to adversely affect the environment or the health, safety and
security of employees, contractors or the community, and implementing
appropriate control and contingency measures to minimise and manage them
to a responsible level.
- Monitoring, reviewing and setting targets for ongoing
improved HSE performance.
- Ensuring that all incidents are investigated, that the
supervision of each incident is assumed by the appropriate manager and
that those investigations are conducted to a level of detail that is
appropriate to the event's actual and potential severity.
- Providing sufficient and competent human resources to
manage our HSE commitments.
- Communicating to all employees that working safely is a
condition of employment. Every employee is expected to take personal
responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of themselves and those
around them and to fully understand and implement the principles of this
- Selecting and engaging contractors and suppliers whose HSE
management systems are acceptable to the Company and consistent with this
- Including an HSE performance assessment and requiring a
demonstration of continuous commitment to the Policy in the appraisal of
Freehill personnel and suppliers.
- Providing training, instruction and supervision to
Freehill personnel to enable them to attain the knowledge and skill
levels necessary to perform their work incident free.
Application and Compliance
This Policy applies in all jurisdictions in which the Company operates
and responsibility for its application and its implementation rests with
all Freehill personnel, as well as to joint venturers engaged in
activities under Freehill operational control. Freehill managers and
employees are also responsible for stewardship and promotion of this
Policy in operations of non-operated joint ventures.
A breach of this Policy is a serious matter which can result in
disciplinary action, including termination of employment or contract. Any
Freehill personnel found to have either breached this Policy, failed to
report a potential breach of this Policy or misled investigations into
potential breaches of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary
Freehill personnel who suspect or observe any contravention of this
Policy, have an obligation to report this immediately to the Company
Secretary. No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a
violation of this Policy shall suffer detriment, either actual or
threatened, harassment, retaliation or adverse employment or engagement
consequence. If a director, officer or employee retaliates against
someone who has reported a violation in good faith they will be subject
to discipline up to and including termination of employment or
Roles and Responsibility
The Company's Board of Directors (Board) is responsible for the overall
implementation of this Policy and for monitoring compliance with this
Policy. This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated as required by
For further information, clarification or questions regarding compliance
with this Policy, please contact the Company Secretary.
Adopted by the Board on 21 October 2016.