Sustainability & community

Our approach

Across EDL, we work in partnership with our stakeholders, customers and communities to meet and exceed expectations of environmental performance, community involvement and overall sustainability.

Zero harm

The health and safety of our employees and everyone who works at or visits our operations is paramount and we have extensive systems and processes in place to educate, track and continually improve our performance.

Our overall rigorous OHS Strategic Plan drives our health and safety approach and performance and across the business, we are working to consistently enhance policies and procedures with the aim of achieving a ZERO HARM work environment. Our employees regularly report hazards and suggest improvements to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them is not jeopardized. Everyone at EDL understands that safety is our number one priority.


Contributing to the communities around our operations and beyond is a fundamental part of the way we operate. From small contributions to local schools and not for profit groups through to strategic long-term community partnerships, we seek to identify community need and identify ways to collaborate. We also support and encourage our employees across the globe to assist a range of charitable groups.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement

In 2020, we launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Australia. Our approach and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement is informed and underpinned by our policies and Reflect RAP.

Quality management

Using ISO 9001:2015 as a framework, EDL has developed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS), that allows us to effectively document and improve our practice to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, stakeholders and interested parties.

Our QMS outlines the controls that have been implemented as well as the structure and interactions of our quality processes, authorities and responsibilities of personnel.

A copy of our Quality Policy can be downloaded below.

Environmental management

Environmental sustainability is inherent in everything that we do at EDL – in the very products we produce. We aim to go beyond compliance and recognise that communities have well-justified high expectations on company performance and we will continue to focus on, and track, our contribution.

Part of our commitment to best practice environmental management is meeting the compliance and legislative requirements of our operating approvals and permits. In many jurisdictions, this involves the completion and publication of environmental reports on a range of topics. You can search for these reports in this section of the website.

A copy of our Environmental Policy can be downloaded here.