Environmental Protection

Upholding the tenet of “green mines”, the Group has made great efforts in promoting the construction of the mine environment. Adhering to the development path of “recycling economy and comprehensive utilization”, the Group strives to build modernized ecological mines, and aims to achieve the targets of energy conservation and emission reduction as well as cleaner production and mitigate impacts of production activities on environment by ways of recycling and technology upgrade.

The Group strives to improve the recovery rate and the extraction rate of useful metal contained in the ores by continuous upgrading and renovation of processing technology and equipments, so as to achieve more efficient use of resources and to some extent reduce consumption of mineral resources.

The Group is committed to developing “environment-friendly” mines. Report on environmental impact assessment is prepared for each operating project which will not commence until such report is reviewed and passed by professional experts, so as to minimize the impact of the operating project on the environment.

In March 2012, Aoniu Mine was awarded the title of “National Green Mine Pilot Enterprise” by the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China.