More than 570 proposals have been put forward since Mount Isa Mines’ plan to improve business sustainability in the Mount Isa Copper Operations (MICO) since 2011.
MICO’s Continuous Improvement department was initiated with the purpose of boosting mine life and prospective investment into exploration and open pit ventures.
The ventures are being carried out within its copper operation, The North West Star reports.
MICO general manager Mike Westerman said the department would concentrate on five key areas: safety improvements, environmental and efficiency improvements, cost saving measures, value creation, and improving unproductive systems and tasks.
“The program has been very effective in capturing and implementing suggestions from our employees with 570 ideas submitted since the program’s inception,” he said.