As Western Australia’s prestigious Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence enters its 21st year the State’s resources sector has been encouraged to apply.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said the 2012 Golden Gecko Awards, which opened today, will continue to award and recognise innovation, leadership and performance of environmental management in WA’s resources sector.
“Entering our third decade, it is exciting to think about the innovation and advancement of environmental management the Golden Gecko Awards encourage within our resources sector,” Mr Moore said.
“Previous years have demonstrated that organisations and individuals continue to push boundaries in their efforts to demonstrate creativity and environmental responsibility of the State’s resources sector, and I am sure this year’s awards will continue that trend.
“WA’s resources industry continues to be the envy of our competitors. After 20 years, the longevity of the awards exemplifies the State’s determination to making WA the place for responsible resource development.”
WorleyParsons and Port Hedland Port Authority were awarded the 2011 Golden Gecko for the development of their world-first technology in sedimentation scanning. This new scanning technology allows for real time environmental monitoring of dredging impacts and delivers previously unknown facts about the process of sedimentation.
ATCO Gas Australia supported by KD1 and Compass Groups (Australia) received certificates of merit in 2011. ATCO Gas and KD1 were recognised for the completion of a new gas pipeline with a high level of environmental conservation and management; and Compass for its unique approach to remote site catering that reduced energy needs and greenhouse emissions.
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