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Company Response

9 Apr 2017

BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton response

27 Mar 2017

…BHP Billiton adopted a cautious approach to developing IndoMet Coal. It conducted an extensive

Environment and Social Impact Assessment and separately conducted a High Conservation Value assessment, which was used to inform the IndoMet Coal Biodiversity Strategy.

In addition, prior to the commencement of the small 1mtpa Haju Mine, a formal Environmental and

Social Impact Assessment (AMDAL) process was undertaken consistent with Indonesian law but which additionally:

  • identified key environmental and social impacts so that appropriate management and monitoring plans could be developed;
  • engaged NGOs to identify environmental and social impacts and opportunities and, where possible, include them in plan development; and
  • involved extensive community and government engagement to seek local support and licence to operate for the project…