ESG at DBCT Management

DBCT Management’s sustainability approach puts health, safety, environment and community at the forefront of decision-making and daily operations. DBCTM is committed to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices which have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Our ESG principles are embedded in our operations to help ensure our business will be sustainable well into the future. Strong ESG principles benefit the environment, our communities, stakeholders and investors through efficiency of operations and reduced operational and reputational risk.

Our key ESG principles are to:

  • Ensure the well-being and safety of employees
  • Be good stewards in the communities in which we operate through community engagement and philanthropy
  • Mitigate impacts of our operations on the environment
  • Conduct business according to the highest ethical and legal/regulatory standards


DBCT Management and the terminal operator DBCT Pty Limited, are both dedicated to managing the terminal’s operations to limit the impact environment.

Under the terminal Operator’s contract (‘OMC’), the independent terminal Operator – DBCT Pty Ltd, has responsibility for implementation and operation of environmental management systems consistent with the provisions of the Environmental Authority (‘EA’), negotiated with the Department of Environment and Science (formerly the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection). The terminal Operator is now deemed to have daily management control of the site and so has regulatory responsibility/accountability for the daily environmental performance of the terminal.

The Environmental Management System (EMS) put in place by DBCT Pty Limited demonstrates the commitment to not just meeting environmental obligations, but also the expectations of stakeholders and the community. More information regarding the EMS and its ISO14001 certification can be found by via the following link to the DBCT P/L website below.

The focus of environmental management includes limiting the impact on local air quality, protecting water resources, limiting noise emissions and protecting the local habitat. More information regarding the way each of these areas are managed can be found via the DBCT P/L website.

DBCT Management recently undertook $55 million Water Quality Improvement Project to enhance water management onsite. These initiatives have considerably reduced the likelihood of coal solids flowing into local waterways following a significant rain event.

Draft Coastal Management Plan

Click here to view a copy of the draft coastal management plan released by the QLD Government in September 2013


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