Building on comprehensive baseline studies, we continue to routinely monitor a range of environmental parameters in order to measure our impact on the environment.
Extensive studies were undertaken to establish the environmental baseline conditions that existed prior to commencement of operations. Against these a range of parameters are routinely monitored and the data compared to the baseline, thus enabling appropriate mitigating measures to be designed and implemented.
In addition to implementing the programme in current operational areas, collection of baseline data continues in future mining sites.
The programme also covers monitoring of groundwater levels, surface and groundwater quality, air quality, noise and radiation and ecological indicators. Monitoring of herpetofauna, vegetation and aquatic macroinvertebrates provides a solid basis for assessing ecosystem function.
We work with specialists from the National Museums of Kenya and international organisations to ensure that environmental monitoring is carried out to the highest standards.