Environment

 

Our subsidiaries, especially those engaging in coal mining and processing, manage the environment by reducing the impact or effect of their operational activities on the environment. In line with the Bayan Group vision and mission and prevailing regulatory provisions, any mining activity must involve environmental management in pre-mining, mining and post-mining stages. Bayan Group first monitors and prepares a thorough study on environmental conditions prior to land clearing and decides on environmental management actions to be taken so as not to affect the surrounding community or the ecosystem itself. Some examples of these actions are animal conservation, air and dust monitoring, storage of topsoil for mine closure, and reclamation and revegetation. Bayan Group also cooperates with accredited laboratories recommended by the government, in which the laboratory results will be used by Bayan Group as reference to improve the quality of the Company in environmental management.

 

The high standards which must be met by the Company in environmental management require Bayan Group to budget environmental management and monitoring costs on annual basis. The costs are used for the following environmental management programs:

 

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Water quality management and monitoring 

Mine site water is usually acidic and therefore not fit for consumption or to be channeled to the river, as it may damage the river ecosystem. Bayan Group manages such water with special techniques in order to produce water which meets environmental quality standards required by the Government.

 

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Air Quality Management and Monitoring

Dust from mining operational activities are intensively managed and monitored by monitoring air pollution level and spraying of area impacted by dust using water  truck.

 

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Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management and Monitoring

Hazardous and Toxic (B3) Waste Management requires special handling. For this reason, Bayan Group cooperates with third parties with expertise in the handling of B3 Waste.

 

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Reclamation and Revegetation of Ex-Mine Areas.

In this activity, Bayan Group utilized hydroseeding method to allow fast and optimum land revegetation in order to achieve targeted quality and quantity in reclamation and revegetation.

  

Bayan Group’s commitment in environmental management is evident from the implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System by most subsidiaries engaging in coal mining and processing since certification in 2009. This management system is maintained by quarterly external and internal audits.

 

Bayan Group’s efforts in environmental management have been acknowledged by awards from Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and regional government.