The AMEC Environment Award reflects the increasing importance of managing environmental impacts of mineral mining and exploration projects. It is made to a company that goes above and beyond in their management of environmental impacts or is developing innovative methods to achieve better long term environmental outcomes.
The judging criteria for the award are:
- relevance to mineral exploration and mining projects
- degree of innovation from current/past processes
- potential benefit or significance to industry
2016 Award Winner: Roy Hill Holding for their project to minimise the impact to mangroves in Port Hedland
2015 Award Winner: Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) for Biodiversity modelling for environmental assessment of resource development in the BIFs of South-Western Australia
2014 Award Winner: AMC for the Solids Removal Unit (SRU)