At Cockburn Cement, our vision is be regarded as a leader in environmental performance and community relations by 2016. In order to achieve this, we are committed to continuously improving the way we communicate and engage with our local community.
We also aim to build strong communities within our local area by maintaining an active involvement in a range of community programs, supporting local schools, sporting clubs and other important organisations.
To help us to continually improve and become a neighbour of choice, community feedback and comments about our operations are always welcome. For further details on providing your comments to us, visit our feedback section.
Improving our community engagement
We have also improved the way we communicate and engage with our stakeholders, through the following intiatives:
- Quarterly community forums that we established for the community to meet and have dialogue with those Cockburn Cement employees and contractors behind our environmental improvements.
- Our new magazine, Environs, which we published and distributed to the community in November. Environs is focused on introducing community members to some of the people who work at Cockburn Cement.
- Cockburn Catchup, a new e-newsletter that is available to anyone who subscribes via our website. This significantly enhances our ability to provide immediate information to our stakeholders in an informal way.
- A community survey we undertook to better understand the perceptions and expectations of our neighbours and to help us improve the way we communicate and engage with them.
- Inviting representatives from key stakeholder organisations to join the Stakeholder Advisory Group. Through a series of workshops, the group helped us to identify environmental improvement projects that they will track and monitor over time.
- Clarity Communications has been working closely with us to ensure that this website provides more transparent information to the public. Live data is now being transferred to the website from each of the kilns - a move that we believe breaks new ground for industry in WA. The data shows dust emissions and particulate emissions in graph form and will help the community understand what is happening at the plant at any given time. View the data here