Water conservation is an important component in sustainable mining. Management and use of water, also monitoring of water quality at Merdeka’s operations and projects are carried out in compliance with applicable regulations, taking into account global environmental threats, environmental conditions, and surrounding communities.
Through consultation with various stakeholders, we responsibly use water efficiently in each of our mining operations and projects through rainwater collection, water recycling and prevention of water pollution. Especially considering that the Tujuh Bukit Gold Mine (Banyuwangi, East Java) and the Wetar Copper Mine (Wetar Island, Southwest Maluku) are in areas that are considered a top priority in the water-related climate resilience study conducted by the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency. with Low Carbon Development Indonesia. This top priority status requires the Tujuh Bukit Gold Mine and Wetar Copper Mine to conduct a water balance study, so that there is no shortage of water for mining operations, the environment, and the community.