Air Quality Management
In addition to releasing GHG emissions into the atmosphere, coal mining activities also generates several other air pollutants in the form of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur oxides (SOx), and total suspended particles (TSP). These air pollutants could create a negative health impact on stakeholders who are in or around BIB’s operational areas, such as employees, suppliers, contractors, and local communities.
To prevent negative health impacts, BIB has implemented an air quality management program to monitor and maintain air quality so that it remains within the threshold set by the government. BIB has worked with an accredited external laboratory to regularly monitor air quality around its operational areas. The results of the laboratory tests were submitted to the local Environmental Department.
The charts below illustrate the average value per year versus the threshold for each pollutant in various operational areas of BIB:
Waste ManagementIn performing its operational activities, BIB generates wastes in the form of overburden, hazardous wastes, and non-hazardous wastes. The hazardous wastes consist of lubricants, rags, grease, filters, hoses, and automotive batteries. Whereas the non-hazardous wastes consist of tires, metal scraps, papers, and plastics.
If failed to manage properly, overburden and hazardous wastes could cause environmental pollutions and reduce the quality of life of the local communities. Improperly stored and disposed overburden could also pose safety risks from structural failure of the pile.
BIB has developed a Waste Management and Management Policy, which contains a commitment to implement waste management.
BIB always strives to mitigate the potential emergence of B3 waste of at least 1 ton every year and non-B3 waste of at least 2.5 tons every year and encourages the development and application of 3R technology of B3 waste and non-B3 waste including planning, implementing, supervising, evaluating and improving periodically in the management of B3 waste and non-B3 waste.
Water Resource and Effluent Management
The Company through its subsidiaries is committed to improve the effectiveness of its liquid waste management system to maintain the water quality around the operation areas, In accordance with the quality standard that has been set by the government.
The Company through BIB participates in forums involving stakeholders in BIB’s operational areas. This forum is a forum for discussions related to complaints, water management, and submission of water quality monitoring reports. External stakeholder engagements are also involved through a yearly site verification conducted by the central and local government on our water management systems and practices. The feedbacks received will be used as input for improvements.
Land Management and Biodiversity ManagementBIB is committed to rehabilitating land affected by BIB’s mining operations back to its original condition to ensure that there are no long-term side effects that could potentially endanger the health of the people, environment, and biodiversity.