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Our commitment

To play our role in building a sustainable and responsible future for the precious metals industry.

Our approach to sustainability

We are focused on improving our sustainability performance and having a positive impact in areas that matter most to our customers, communities and employees as we respond to the challenge to transition to a net-zero future in an inclusive and socially responsible way.

Strategic approach

A central focus of our efforts lies in enhancing governance processes across our organisation, as reflected in the goals outlined in our five-year corporate strategy.


Five pillars 

The renewed strategy provides a solid foundation for us to evaluate and refine our approach to sustainability, which we have defined under five distinct pillars.

The Perth Mint   sustainability five pillars

Build a sustainable mindset.
Build a sustainable mindset

We will embrace a sustainability mindset. Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility; we aim to be the sustainability benchmark.

Sustainability - Deliver on commitment.
Deliver on our commitment

We will continue to build the policies, expectations, standards, tools and procedures to become the ESG benchmark.

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Set the benchmark

We will take a proactive approach to external engagement, being open and transparent in our communications.

Drive a responsible value chain.
Drive a responsible value chain

Our value chain will be responsible and sustainable, forming the benchmark for the industry and attracting the value chain partners we want to work.

Look after the planet.
Look after the planet

We will take responsibility for the local environments where our people live, work, and operate, delivering initiatives to protect and improve them.

Material topics

At the core of our sustainability framework are seven material topics, which are areas that have a significant impact on the Mint’s long-term performance and our relationships with stakeholders.

Material issues for 2021

Business ethics and values

We strive to be considered ’clean’, above board and beyond reproach by the industry.

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing

A clear, transparent and appropriate risk appetite drives our customer and supplier onboarding decision-making process and is the filter through which we continually evaluate all of our business relationships.

Cybersecurity, data and privacy

We seek to ensure that our data and the data of those we interact with is secure, protected, safe and well managed.

Health, safety and wellbeing

The health and safety of all our stakeholders is at the heart of our activities. Employee wellbeing is embedded in our culture, from the top down.

Responsible sourcing

We aim to consistently exceed societal expectations in the ethical sourcing of our inputs and the placement of our products across the global value chain.

Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions

We will focus on reducing all atmospheric emissions from our operations. We will develop a roadmap to net-zero carbon, set ambitious targets and invest resources in meeting them. 

Waste management

Our respect for the environment motivates us to do more than just meet external compliance standards.

In addition our material topics, we continue to invest in employee diversity, inclusion and engagement and in community relations. Find out more about how we value people and communities.