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Sustainability

We remain committed to integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business, ensuring communities continue to benefit from our growth and development as we take a global leadership position in the green energy transition.

FY22 highlights

Our sustainability performance

  • 16%

    Aboriginal employment rate across Pilbara operations

  • $101.8m

    Social investment in communities ($AUD)

  • $7.8m

    Investment in environmental baseline studies ($AUD)

  • 766

    Ethical conduct advanced training sessions delivered

  • Zero

    Significant heritage incidents

FY23 ESG Databook

Fortescue is committed to open, transparent and meaningful engagement with our stakeholders. The FY23 ESG Databook presents our performance against key material sustainability commitments and targets. It supports our annual reporting suite, which includes our Annual Report, Sustainability Report, Climate Change Report, Corporate Governance Statement and Modern Slavery Statement. 

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Sustainable Development Goals

We have aligned our approach to sustainability with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will continue to work with our host governments as they strive to meet these goals. We have prioritised eight of the 17 SDGs for which we can have the greatest impact under the umbrella goals of People, Planet and Process.

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Stakeholder engagement

Fortescue engages with a broad range of stakeholders who have an interest in our business and operations. We recognise that effective stakeholder engagement is critical to maintaining our reputation and long-term social licence to operate in Australia and around the world. We are now extending the effective and meaningful stakeholder engagement established by Fortescue in Australia to our global minerals and energy activities.

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Employee safety and wellbeing

We recognise that our activities have the potential to expose our employees, contractors and communities to health and safety risks. We work to identify these risks and seek to ensure suitable controls are in place to mitigate them. We seek continuous improvement using industry metrics and benchmarking. Our health and safety management system aligns with the International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001.

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We're leading the green industrial revolution

We’re developing the technologies to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors (like our iron ore operations) while building a global portfolio of renewable energy projects.

Green iron and green steel presents a huge opportunity for the iron ore industry and we are working hard to ensure we are at the forefront of technologies being developed in this regard.

By harnessing the world’s renewable energy resources to produce renewable electricity, green hydrogen, green ammonia and other green industrial products, we’ll help our planet step beyond fossil fuels.

  • Green hydrogen
  • Green steel
  • Critical minerals
  • Solar power
  • Green ammonia
  • Hydropower
  • Wind energy
  • Geothermal energy

Annual reporting suite

View and download Fortescue's company reports for detailed information on our activities, achievements and plans for the future.