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Environmental, social and governance (ESG)

ESG in practice

The Queensland Government is committed to taking quick and purposeful action to strengthen the state’s supply of critical minerals, while protecting and preserving our natural world.

Queensland’s resources industry has always operated within systems and laws that are designed to recognise our state’s unique natural qualities, heritage, communities and the needs of industries. As a result, Queensland’s resources industry has a strong economic and community legacy.

These robust regulatory frameworks provide a solid foundation for resources companies to establish strong corporate and social governance practices, which can be used to demonstrate their own ESG credentials.

As intelligence of our world improves and global expectations increase, so does our response. Australia and Queensland continue to review laws, find efficiencies, improve the integrity of partnerships between all stakeholders, and investigate better ways to find, mine, repurpose and re-use our critical minerals.

Our past actions and future commitments ensure resource companies and investors can confidently mitigate their investment risks and know that opportunities are abundant.

Our commitments to building ESG excellence

Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan (QRIDP)

The plan outlines the Queensland Government’s vision of a resilient, responsible and sustainable Queensland resources industry that grows as it transforms. The Queensland Government is committed to creating a bold ESG brand for our resources industry that maximises the inherent strength of how we do business.

Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan

Queensland Sustainability Report

The report outlines the Queensland Government’s approach to managing sustainability risks and opportunities, including the governance structures that underpin how we oversee and implement policy. It describes our major commitments and policies and how we measure, monitor and manage sustainability risks and opportunities.

Queensland Sustainability Report (PDF, 6.7MB)

Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan

The plan outlines the Queensland Government’s commitments to renewable energy and emissions targets and how we will achieve them.

Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan (PDF, 5MB)

Last updated
21 July 2023
Last reviewed
21 February 2023