our core values

Management of our sustainability performance is built around a series of core values which define all that we do:

Sustainable products

Our value: MPA members understand their role in sustainable production and consumption and actively promote the most effective use of their products.


Environmental protection

Our value: MPA members take responsibly for the impacts that their operations have on the environment and are committed to minimising and mitigating such effects.


Carbon management

Our value: Our members support the Government policy of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.


Transport

Our value: Our members are committed to reducing the impact of the transportation of their products.


Resource efficiency

Our value: MPA members recognise that they must make the most efficient use of all resources.


Biodiversity

Our value: Our members are committed to improving biodiversity.


Heritage

Our value: MPA members recognise the value that must be placed on our national heritage and will ensure that heritage assets in their care are always treated appropriately.


Restoration of land

Our value: MPA members recognise that high quality restoration and aftercare of their operations, sensitive to local requirements, are essential parts of responsible stewardship.


Geodiversity

Our value: MPA members are committed to improving the management of geodiversity.


Health & safety

Our value: The highest priority for MPA members is the health, safety and well being of their employees, contractors, customers and everyone who visits their operations and other premises.


Employment

Our value: MPA members recognise that their operations are an important source of employment and economic activity.


Competence

Our value: MPA members recognise the need to maintain and develop a competent workforce.


Working with the community

Our value: MPA members recognise that their operations are part of the local community and strive to be good neighbours.


Stakeholder accountability

Our value: MPA members recognise the importance of operating as good corporate citizens.