Protecting biodiversity is one element in the environmental management system associated with the expansion of our physical operations.
Environmental stewardship at Virgin Gold includes the identification and assessment of biological communities in the vicinity of our operations. Where there is potential for impacts on those communities, mining operations are designed to avoid, minimize or mitigate their effects.
As a standard part of all environmental impact analyses, we evaluate any potential impact on biodiversity, and if such impact occurs, we outline the proposed steps that will be taken to mitigate it. In general, none of our operations will have significant impact on any sensitive listed species.