We recognise we are a part of a global community. As part of this community we are committed to operating our business responsibly and contributing to the global pursuit of sustainability. We do this by ensuring our people are safe and well supported, local communities benefit from our presence, being open and transparent with our stakeholders and minimising impacts to the environment.

View our Sustainability Policy.

Sustainability reporting

We are committed to open and transparent communication. We believe comprehensive and credible sustainability reporting is essential for building trust with our stakeholders. Our reporting demonstrates how we respond to sustainability challenges and opportunities and how our company contributes to broader sustainability goals.

We report annually on our sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards.

View our Sustainability Reports.

We welcome feedback on our sustainability progress.

Sustainability strategy

Sandfire’s sustainability strategy links the numerous activities supporting sustainable development throughout the company and connects them to broader goals. It also supports our business strategy, underscoring how sustainability fits with our business objectives including growth, supporting our people and safety.

We have identified four focus areas for our strategy. We believe we have the skills and resources to make a meaningful impact and positively contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

Focus areas

Operating responsibly

We will undertake our work in a manner that respects and supports people and the environment by minimising negative impacts and supporting positive outcomes

Supporting economic development

We acknowledge that our success supports the economic empowerment of individuals and communities and we aim to maximise benefits and minimise negative impacts of our economic influence

A safe and supportive workplace

We place the highest emphasis on providing a safe and inclusive workplace. We aim to enable all employees to develop the skills they need to reach their potential in our organisation.

Respect and accountability

We will engage respectfully with our stakeholders, behave ethically and with integrity at all times in our work and meet stakeholder expectations for accountability and transparency.


Video: Copper - Material for a Modern World

Provided by:  International Copper Association Australia

Summary:  This video is part of a campaign by the International Copper Association on behalf of our members. The campaign provides compelling evidence of copper’s unique role in sustainable development and how the copper industry is committed to positive actions addressing many of mankind’s greatest challenges. In this video you will hear from several professionals about how copper is important to the work they do.

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Video: Copper – Investing in our Planet’s Future

Provided by: International Copper Association Australia

Summary: This video is part of a campaign by the International Copper Association on behalf of our members. The campaign provides compelling evidence of copper’s unique role in sustainable development and how the copper industry is committed to positive actions addressing many of mankind’s greatest challenges. The video shows how copper’s incredible properties are key to energy efficiency initiatives that provide value in many ways, including mitigating the effects of climate change.

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Video: A Sustainable Future Depends On Copper

Provided by:  International Copper Association Australia

Summary: A greener more sustainable future depends on copper.  With increased use of copper, all the world's governments can meet all of their CO2 reduction goals and all of their energy efficiency goals today.  The copper industry has an advocate in the Copper Alliance.  The Copper Alliance is an independent voice representing the copper industry in a way no individual player can. The Copper Alliance develops copper's biggest opportunities and shares copper's true value story.

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Heritage Survey at Sandfire’s Altia project in NW Queensland with the Mitakoodi People
Heritage Survey at Sandfire’s Altia project in NW Queensland with the Mitakoodi People