Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), have announced nominations for the 2017 Department of Mines and Petroleum Awards for Excellence are now open.
Previous years the awards for excellence has included the prestigious Golden Gecko environmental awards, Community Partnership Resources Sector Award, and for the first time, the DMP has introduced a new award category “the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards”.
By recognising exceptional advances and innovations throughout the resources sector, the DMP seeks to encourage higher industry standards to help develop and maintain community confidence in mineral and petroleum activities.
The Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards recognise individuals, teams and companies that have developed a new initiative or an original solution to specific safety and health problems in the workplace.
The Awards aim to promote the application of safety and health innovation across the Western Australian resources sector. This may involve new initiatives and leadership which support the safety, health and wellbeing of the workforce; implementation of a new process, procedure, design and/or introduction of innovation or new equipment in response to specific safety and health challenges.
Entry is open to all Western Australian resources sector companies and/or sites including contractors.
The Community Partnership Resources Sector Award recognises outstanding achievements and leadership in building constructive community partnerships that provide positive outcomes and promote strong guiding behaviour for industry.
The award publicly recognises partnerships between resource companies and communities that extend beyond the normal obligations and requirements to leave a positive and lasting legacy.
That recognition aims to build the reputation of resources and extractive industry operators that are working closely with communities, or community groups, to understand local concerns and issues, provide constructive outcomes, and leave a positive legacy that extends well beyond gaining a social licence to operate.
The Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence recognise leading practice and innovation in environmental management and provide an opportunity to share experiences between government, industry and the community.
Since the inception of the Golden Gecko Awards, the department has presented 59 Award recipients and 51 Certificate of Merit in acknowledgment of outstanding contributions to develop WA’s resources in a responsible manner.
The awards provides an opportunity to share experiences between Government, industry and the community, while helping operators build the reputation of being a responsible corporate citizen with a responsible attitude to the environment
Details on entries and associated timeline can be found at http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/About-Us-Careers/Awards-for-excellence-19157.aspx