Message from Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) general manager Mike Dunstan

2014 was a year of two halves for QAL as the operation finished in a solid position, despite a challenging first half of the year. I can say, with a great sense of pride, that our results in the second half of the year is a testament to the great work our people have been doing over the last few years.

The focus in 2014 was to stabilise the operation and improve the reliability of process and equipment to produce sustainable results. As a result, energy efficiency improved by 3 per cent, production improved by 5 per cent, and costs were reduced by 4.6 per cent from 2013.

QAL held its first Community Day in November 2014 and, in addition, we rolled out our Real-time Online Community System (ROCS). This was one of the first steps in improving our engagement with our neighbouring community.

Environmentally, we completed a range of dust reduction and monitoring projects within the Transitional Environmental Programmes (TEPs). We will complete additional TEP projects in 2015 and 2016, which demonstrates QAL’s ongoing commitment to environmental compliance and reducing our impact on the local community.

The QAL team is striving for improved safety and environmental performance, and our commitment to doing the fundamentals well will lead to sustained operational excellence and a reduced impact on our community.

Thank you to all our local neighbours who continue to support QAL and we look forward to hearing your feedback on this report.

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