Nexus is committed to meeting social and community expectations within Australia and aims to align its business planning to meet government and community interests. We prepare Environmental Plans for all of our operations and include assessments of affected stakeholders and the necessary measures to protect their interests.
Engaging with stakeholders is an integral part of our environmental management. Our approach is a consultative process to communicate how we manage environmental issues within our operations to key stakeholders.
Initiatives to encourage two-way discussion on environmental issues include conducting regular consultation with stakeholders including community members, interested NGOs, commercial organisations such as fishing bodies and regulators to inform them of future operations and activities. Prior to activities taking place we invite stakeholders to play an active role by raising issues or considerations they believe Nexus should take into account in its planning. Supporting initiatives include promoting planning outcomes and issues on our website, via direct email and at stakeholder meetings.
Nexus also undertakes consultation during operations. For operations with sufficient interest from external parties, Nexus also carries out a follow-up round of consultation after the operations to check whether there were any issues and to see how the process could be improved if necessary.