Workplace Health Safety & Environment Committee Charter

CSR is committed to providing a safe place to work and protecting the environment in which we operate. The CSR Board regards good management of workplace health, safety and the environment as an absolute business imperative. The workplace health and safety of CSR's employees, contractors and visitors and the preservation of the environment in which CSR operates is a core value at CSR.

The CSR Board believes that all injuries, occupational illnesses and environmental incidents are preventable and requires management to ensure CSR has appropriate systems and a culture in place that encourages a vision of zero harm.

Role of the Committee

The CSR Board's Workplace Health, Safety and Environment (WHSE) Committee will assist the Board by monitoring:

  • key risks to the business in the areas of safety, occupational health and environmental issues and how they are managed;
  • CSR's compliance with relevant laws, regulations and CSR operational policies and standards;
  • the culture that management is promoting within the company to promote compliance with and responsibility for WHSE;
  • the establishment and tracking of measurable workplace health, safety and environment objectives and targets, including recognising and celebrating their achievement;
  • the impact of changes in WHSE legislation, community expectations, research findings and technology;
  • the potential for CSR liability arising from any WHSE issues;
  • CSRs relationship with, and activities in, the local communities in which we operate; and
  • CSR's strategic and operational approach to the environment and sustainability.

Functions and activities

In order to fulfil this role, the Committee will:

  • oversee risk management of WHSE; 
  • receive and consider quarterly reports submitted by CSR management on WHSE performance and issues;
  • receive and consider reports submitted by CSR management on specific WHSE issues;
  • receive and consider reports submitted by CSR management in relation to CSR WHSE audit program and results;
  • receive risk reports and monitor progress against risks; 
  • review charitable contributions and CSR workplace giving program for the year;
  • receive and consider presentations by business unit managers on the WHSE management and performance of their operations;
  • require management to provide any other additional information the Committee believes it should receive to enable it to fulfil its functions; and
  • visit CSR operational sites to familiarise Committee members with the WHSE issues associated with the operations on those sites.


The Committee will consist of at least three non-executive directors nominated by the Board, one of whom shall chair the Committee.

At least two members shall be present at each Committee meeting.

The Board will from time to time review the composition and membership of the Committee to ensure that there is a diversity of views and experience whilst some continuity of membership is maintained.

A member of management will be appointed to act as Secretary of the Committee.


The Committee will meet as necessary but normally four times per year. A minimum of three meetings will normally be scheduled to include a site visit.

As considered appropriate by the Committee, representatives of management and external advisers will be invited to attend meetings and accompany the directors on site visits.

All Directors are invited to attend meetings of the Committee and can access Committee papers.

Advice to the Board

Minutes of meetings of the Committee and reports will be sent to all Board members.

The director chairing the Committee will report to the Board the views of the Committee on the adequacy of WHSE management and performance and any issues that should be raised for consideration by the Board.

Reviewed & updated: 24 March 2020

Next review date:  March 2021